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Conservation groups unveil pathways to protect 30 percent of Colorado’s land and water by 2030

| by Jennifer Talhelm

First-in-the-nation report highlights state-specific opportunities to achieve this bold goal


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Colorado Conservation, Sportsmen Groups Celebrate Passage of Proposition DD for Colorado’s Water

| by Jennifer Talhelm

DD secures an important down payment for Colorado’s Water Plan, but full funding is still needed


Greg Macias to Join Western Resource Advocates as Vice President of Programs and Strategy

| by Jennifer Talhelm

Western Resource Advocates President Jon Goldin-Dubois today announced that Greg Macias will join the staff as Vice President of Programs and Strategy. “Greg brings a wealth of management and operations expertise to Western Resource Advocates that will be immensely valuable in our work developing solutions to the biggest environmental challenges facing the West,” said Goldin-Dubois.... Read more »

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Western Resource Advocates Welcomes Utah’s Decision to Withdraw FERC Application for Lake Powell Pipeline

| by Jennifer Talhelm

WRA urges the state and the Department of the Interior to explore alternatives to the proposed pipeline that conserve water, save money, and protect the Colorado River


Colorado conservation, sportsmen groups endorse Proposition DD as a down payment on funding critical water needs in the state

| by Jennifer Talhelm

A coalition of environmental and sportsmen groups today officially endorsed a measure on this fall’s Colorado ballot that would help conserve and protect the state’s water supplies. The coalition includes Conservation Colorado, Environmental Defense Fund, Trout Unlimited, Western Resource Advocates, American Rivers, Business for Water Stewardship, and Colorado Water Trust. Proposition DD would generate up... Read more »

Western Resource Advocates Urges States to Protect Clean Water as EPA Proposes Rollback of Protections

| by Jennifer Talhelm

Today, Western Resource Advocates Healthy Rivers Program Director Bart Miller responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to change the definition of “waters of the United States.” The proposal would significantly weaken protections for thousands of miles of waterways and millions of acres of wetlands across the country.


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Western Resource Advocates: FERC Ruling Should Cause Utah to Stop and Consider Alternatives to the Lake Powell Pipeline

| by Jennifer Talhelm

Today, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) threw the future of the Lake Powell Pipeline into question, Western Resource Advocates urged the state of Utah to cancel its plans to build the Lake Powell Pipeline and find a less costly and more sustainable way to secure water for St. George residents.


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Award honors work engaging Hopi youth on environmental stewardship

| by Jennifer Talhelm

Award honors work engaging Hopi youth on environmental stewardship