In Arizona, $6.5 billion in funding has been announced, with over 400 specific infrastructure projects identified for funding. Over $4 billion will go to transit upgrades, and another $778 million for clean water and water infrastructure.
Those who enroll in the American Climate Corps will learn how to install solar panels, restore coastal wetlands, fight wildfires, and more. The program aims to create a pipeline for these young people to get hired into the clean energy sector.
The Central Arizona Project is investing $6 million dollars to build purification facilities, and the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes roughly $310 million for water recycling development nationwide.
Sens. Wendy Rogers and Anthony Kern introduced bills this year they said would address a land lease the state made with a Saudia Arabian-based company that grants them unlimited access to groundwater in La Paz County.
The Gila River Indian Community is getting funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to install solar panels on their canals, and research is being done by SRP and ASU to bring solar panels to canals all over Arizona.