Stanton urges funding of AZ water projects

By AZ Business Magazine | AZ Big Media

Today, Rep. Greg Stanton urged House appropriators to consider funding critical water infrastructure projects in Arizona during a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies.

Stanton spoke to the unique challenges Arizona faces from climate change: extreme heat, prolonged drought, wildfires, and dangerous flash flooding. He outlined several infrastructure projects that need federal investment through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation.

“We know the kind of infrastructure we need to adapt to these changes, but it requires federal investment. I’ve worked with community leaders—from small, rural, and tribal communities, as well as our major metro areas—to identify Arizona’s highest priority projects to help us prepare for the challenges ahead.  These projects address our environmental infrastructure needs, flood control and protection, and water supply preservation,” Stanton testified.

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