Monthly Archives: February 2016

Legislation Introduced to Help States Rehabilitate Clean Water and Drinking Water Facilities  

In early February Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), John Duncan (R-TN), and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced legislation designed to create a new, deficit-neutral source of funding to states for the repair and replacement of clean water and drinking water facilities. The … Continue reading


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Administration’s Proposed 2017 Budget:  “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” on Water Infrastructure Funding

Given President Obama’s rhetoric on the Flint, Michigan water crisis, we at CWC are bitterly disappointed by the details of his administration’s proposed 2017 budget, released last week, which cuts the EPA’s water infrastructure funding by roughly a quarter billion dollars. … Continue reading

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N.J. Legislators Outline Legislation to Avert Other “Flints”

On Monday U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, together with Congressman Bill Pascrell, outlined federal legislation designed to prevent another Flint-like water crisis. “Flint has taught us all that ignoring our aging water infrastructure has dire consequences,” Menendez (D-N.J.) said. “We’ve under-invested in our infrastructure, certainly … Continue reading

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Some Positive Developments

This week we are pleased to report on two positive recent developments. First, in a speech to the nation’s mayors last Thursday, President Obama indicated that the federal government will be spending more money this year to help local governments … Continue reading

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