Celebrating 25 Years of Conservation in the West!
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- New Blog Post: July 29, 2014 - Key Western States Are Well Positioned to Comply with EPA's Clean Power Standard. Check it out!
- News Update: July 17, 2014 - Groundbreaking Report Recommends Effective Water Solutions for Agriculture, Business and Residential Use in Colorado River Basin. For more information click here
- News Update: July 8, 2014 - Oil Shale Development Would Strain Western Water. Legal case exposes an oil company affirming that planned commercial development would require enormous quantities of water. For more information click here
- News Update: June 11, 2014 - Community Needs Trump Diversions for Oil Shale. Western Resource Advocates and local landowners resolved a multi-year court case with the Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District over a massive proposed water diversion project in the White River valley above Meeker, Colorado. For more information click here.
- News Update: June 10, 2014 - Governor Hickenlooper signs Senate Bill 14-103, which will phase out the sale of old, inefficient toilets, showerheads, and faucets, and substitute high-efficiency, third party tested products in their place.
- Announcement: June 4, 2014 - Today a decision was made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' to approve the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project. This decision will contribute to solving critical multi-use water supply needs along the South Platte River in northeastern Colorado. For more information click here.
- News Update: June 2, 2014 - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released their proposed rule targeting carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. This rule reflects growing efforts to reduce one of the nation's main sources of greenhouse gas linked to climate change. The rule would cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal power plants by up to 30 percent by 2030.
- News Update: May 28, 2014 -Late last week, spring flows began to ramp up as did releases below reservoirs at the Aspinall Unit, in an attempt to meet target flows that will benefit endangered fish species in the lower Gunnison river. Western Resource Advocates supported the federal decision in 2012 that changed reservoir operations at the Aspinall Unit to increase river flows, and is excited to see the benefits that will result.
- News Update: May 9, 2014 - A Colorado District Court judge cleared the path towards a clean energy future today when he upheld Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard (RES). Four conservation groups—Conservation Colorado Education Fund, Environment Colorado, Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society, all represented by Earthjustice and Western Resource Advocates—had intervened to defend the RES against a constitutional challenge from the right-wing advocacy organization Energy and Environment Legal Institute (formerly American Tradition Institute) (EELI).
- News Update: April 9, 2014 - Today Western Resource Advocates joined American Rivers in naming the Upper Colorado River (including the Yampa, White, Colorado, and Gunnison) among America's Most Endangered Rivers, shining a national spotlight on the need for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to avoid new large water diversions and instead prioritize river protection and water conservation measures in the Colorado water plan. For the full press release click here.
- Announcement: Western Resource Advocates has announced that Jon Goldin-Dubois will be its new President, beginning June 2014. Mr. Goldin-Dubois will lead the organization in meeting its mission of protecting the West's land, air, and water with an emphasis on addressing climate change. He will develop and oversee initiatives with his staff that guard against water supply shortages, defend our natural resources, and reduce air and water pollution in a six-state region in the West (AZ, CO, NM, NV, WY, UT). Goldin-Dubois has been an innovator within the nonprofit community for nearly 25 years. His background includes strategic advocacy, campaign leadership, policy development and analysis, and grassroots organizing. He has a B.A. from the University of Denver in International Studies and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. As WRA's new President, Goldin-Dubois will apply his knowledge and expertise to the West's pressing environmental and climate issues.
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