"In Push To Cut Permits, U.S. Must Still Protect Water Quality: CEO"

"NEW YORK - The CEO of America’s largest water utility warned that a federal push to streamline permits for infrastructure projects could stymie stronger water quality standards.

“We’ve got to make sure we maintain water quality standards and actually in some cases increase them,” American Water Works Company Inc CEO Susan Story said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.

Her remarks came a day after President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union address that he aims to reduce the time it takes to get permits for projects. "

Hilary Russ reports for Reuters Janary 31, 2018.

Source: Reuters, 02/01/2018