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Rep. Grijalva statement on Interior Dept. Bipartisan Law

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - On Monday in Tucson, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced a $10 million dollar investment.

Straightaway, the $10 million comes from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will support fuels management projects in Arizona.

More specifically, the projects include 9,649 acres of land across the state, including Saguaro National Park.

Additionally, a $200,000 investment is for a buffelgrass reduction project, which is to be a long-term restoration project.

Furthermore, the project's plan is to protect native vegetation, park resources, and neighboring infrastructure and landscapes.

Rep. Grijalva's response

Following this announcement, Arizona Representative Raul M. Grijalva issued the following statement:

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided historic funding to reduce wildfire risk to communities, support our wildland firefighters, and restore habitat. Hundreds of communities across the West are now realizing these investments. I’m pleased that Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau visited Tucson to announce $200,000 funding for Saguaro National Park and more than $10 million worth of investments across the state of Arizona. This critical funding will build on the work of community partners, including recently announced funds for Tumamoc Hill and Tucson Mountain Park buffelgrass eradication efforts, and will enhance ongoing efforts to protect and restore the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, combined with related investments from the Inflation Reduction Act, will continue to benefit Arizona’s communities, infrastructure and environment for years to come.”

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