Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump recently said he would scrap some controversial EPA plans and rules and allow more drilling for oil and gas on federal lands. Steel companies applauded the Senate’s passage of a new water reclamation bill.
Trump Would Scrap Clean Power Plan
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released details Thursday of his proposed energy policy, which includes scrapping the Environmental Protection Agency‘s controversial Clean Power Plan and Waters of the United States rule.
He also promised to open more federal lands and waters to oil and gas development.
Steel Companies Praise Water Bill
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) recently applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage, by a vote of 95-3, of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which will authorize more than $10 million worth of projects to improve navigation, replace and restore aging locks and dams, and provide aid to Flint, Mich. and other communities in need of replacing pipes, sewers and other drinking water infrastructure.