Water & Climate

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May 3, 2021 Press Release

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.

January 26, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton today announced that the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will receive $900,000 in federal funds to build a critical water pipeline on the reservation that will boost water security for the community. The water pipeline will be funded through a key initiative Stanton fought to include in the 2020 Water Resources Development Act, which will ultimately provide $150 million for water infrastructure projects throughout Arizona. This is the first infrastructure project in the state to receive funding under the new initiative.
January 25, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Greg Stanton, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Rep. Marc Veasey of Texas introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and increase funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG). 

The bipartisan effort provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to support initiatives that will reduce fossil fuel emissions and conserve energy. The bill reauthorizes the program and provides it with $3.5 billion annually for the next five years.

December 18, 2020 Press Release
Ahead of Congress’s final consideration of the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), Rep. Greg Stanton hosted a roundtable with local leaders and other stakeholders to discuss the bill’s impact in Arizona communities. The bill unanimously passed the House of Representatives last week and included several provisions to benefit Arizona that were championed by Stanton.
December 9, 2020 In The News
The House today unanimously passed the final Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which contained several provisions to benefit Arizona that were championed by Rep. Greg Stanton – including $150 million for a new Arizona-centered environmental infrastructure program that the first-term congressman has been pushing for more than 18 months.
December 8, 2020 Press Release
The House today unanimously passed the final Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which contained several provisions to benefit Arizona that were championed by Rep. Greg Stanton – including $150 million for a new Arizona-centered environmental infrastructure program that the first-term congressman has been pushing for more than 18 months.
October 23, 2020 In The News
Arizona has been home to five generations of my family. I am the fourth generation and am proud of our long history of protecting public lands and natural treasures. As a six term Coconino County Supervisor, I have worked to continue that tradition as an elected leader. I have consistently supported and fought for protection of Northern Arizona’s lands, so that future generations can enjoy and benefit from them as we have. When it comes to banning uranium mining at the Grand Canyon, we need our federally elected leaders in Washington D.C. to join hands to protect our state’s most iconic and cherished natural landmark. Protection of the Grand Canyon is not a partisan issue, it is a “bread and butter” issue.
October 5, 2020 In The News
As wildfires flare across the West, Arizona’s congressional leaders are calling once again on the federal government to press forward on an ambitious plan to reduce forest fires in the state. Sen. Martha McSally (R) and Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) led a bipartisan group of Arizona’s congressional members to send another request to the U.S. Forest Service to step up the pace on the second phase of a huge RFP. The RFP is part of a public-private partnership called the Fourth Forest Initiative, or 4FRI, whose goal is to restore 2.4 million acres in Northern Arizona.
July 16, 2020 Press Release
Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unanimously advanced the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which included several measures to benefit Arizona. The bipartisan package authorizes water resources projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and it now heads to the House floor.
March 27, 2020 In The News
In 2008, Phoenix was named the least sustainable city in the nation in Andrew Ross’s book Bird on Fire. Everyone in Phoenix really hated being called that. So when Greg Stanton became mayor later that year, he decided to focus on sustainability.

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