As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

Water emerges from the headwaters of Nevada Spring Creek at around 44 degrees year-round. A mitigation bank provided private money to reconnect it to the Blackfoot River, and restore a prized trout fishing habitat.

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.

(Image credit: Nick Mott/Montana Public Radio)