Donald Trump enters the White House at a time of severe ecological and political turbulence. His few campaign statements about the environment were direct and consequential: withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, close the Environmental Protection Agency, and increase infrastructure spending. What does a Trump administration mean for water? How will he address environmental policy, given the campaign’s other promises for clear air and clean water.
Circle of Blue’s J. Carl Ganter is joined by Keith Schneider, senior editor and chief correspondent; Brett Walton, reporter and author of the Federal Water Tap, a weekly roundup of government water news; and Codi Kozacek, author of The Stream, our daily digest of international water news. Schneider, Walton, and Kozacek report on water issues domestically and internationally. This roundtable discussion is the first of a monthly series and part of Circle of Blue’s HotSpots H2O podcast series.
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Circle of Blue’s east coast correspondent based in New York. He specializes on water conflict and the water-food-energy nexus. He previously worked as a political risk analyst covering equatorial Africa’s energy sector, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact: Cody.Pope@circleofblue.org