Work on the $10 billion SunZia project that will funnel renewable energy across the West has come to a halt in southwestern Arizona, with Native American tribes saying the federal government has ignored concerns about its effects.
A new report outlines rural policy recommendations focused on four major tenets: protecting people’s freedom to live and work safely; investing in infrastructure; reining in corporate greed and protecting workers, small businesses, and family farmers; and creating opportunities for a better future.
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.
Cities with finite water supplies are finding creative new ways to stretch out the water they already have. For some, that means cleaning up sewage and putting it right back in the pipes that flow to homes and businesses.
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.