On Oct. 13, President Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Executive Order on Modernizing America’s Water Resources Management and Water Infrastructure.”
This Executive Order creates what he called a “subcabinet” for federal water issues, with a mandate that includes water-use changes sought by corporate farm interests and oil and gas. Establishment of a water subcabinet “will streamline decision-making processes” across federal agencies, the EPA said in a statement.
The first priority set out by the executive order is increasing dam storage and other water storage, long a demand of farmers and farm interests in the West in particular. Another of the many directives for the new interagency is implementing a water reuse plan.
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