A new plan to speed up the way the US government does business related to federal waters may leave some cities footing a bigger bill for clean drinking water.
The White House on Monday released its new infrastructure plan, which calls for "protecting clean water with greater efficiency."
In the plan the Trump administration outlines proposals for how to reduce the number of federal agencies that need to sign off on permits for dumping "dredged or fill material" into the nation's waterways. Such sites include fisheries, wetlands, and tap-water supplies. If the plan gets the green light, it will undo the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to veto building permits that affect US waterways, and cut back on environmental reviews.