Environmental Law & Policy Alert – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

November 30, 2021

Federal Funding to Bolster Current and Emerging Water Infrastructure of the West

The recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Act) may help ease varied water concerns across the country, especially in the West in regard to its supply issues. The Act is comprehensive, including provisions reauthorizing federal-aid highway, transit, and safety programs, establishing a rural bridge rebuilding and repair program, as well as strategies intended to reduce climate change impacts. Most notably for those in the West, the Act allocates significant funds to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to support and improve the critical water-related infrastructure on which millions of Americans rely…. Read More Written by Alyson E. Ackerman