Presidential candidates talk water infrastructure at Las Vegas forum

Feb 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV, FEB 17, 2020 -- Four presidential candidates discussed the need to repair existing infrastructure and construct systems that meet future needs at a public forum in Las Vegas.

The Moving America Forward forum, organized by the nonpartisan United for Infrastructure and co-hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was held Feb. 16 on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.

While all presidential candidates, including President Trump were invited to participate in the event, only Joe Biden, Tom Steyer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Pete Buttigieg took the stage to discuss their outlook on infrastructure issues.

“[There is] an extreme need on our part to collect water more carefully, use water more carefully and reuse water more efficiently,” Steyer said when asked about water issues in the West. His plan would spend $500 billion for clean water systems and parks across the U.S., and if elected, Steyer says he will declare a climate emergency on day 1 in office.

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