A Different Kind of Lockdown

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

While COP26 and the Build Back Better plan promise unprecedented commitments to address the climate crisis at the global and federal level, the promises fail to lock down carbon emissions at the scale and scope needed to avoid on-the-ground impacts where people are living the climate crisis every day.

Opinion: A toast to Coloradans’ willingness to unite on water needs

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

This op-ed was co-authored by Jon Goldin-Dubois, president of Western Resource Advocates and Terry Fankhauser, executive vice president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. It originally appeared in the Colorado Sun on November 23, 2020.  It may be time to amend the old adage, “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” On three different ballot questions... Read more »

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Colorado Sun Op-Ed: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

This op-ed was co-authored by Jon Goldin-Dubois, president of Western Resource Advocates, Kelly Nordini, executive director of Conservation Colorado, and Carlos E. Fernandez, Colorado state director for The Nature Conservancy. It originally appeared in the Colorado Sun on September 30, 2020.  The past several months have shaken our nation and state to the core. The... Read more »

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From our home offices to you.

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

A message from WRA President Jon Goldin-Dubois: I hope this note finds you healthy and safe. We have appreciated the messages from our friends and supporters during this unprecedented time, and I wanted to give you an update on how we’re doing at Western Resource Advocates. I’m grateful to report that we are well and... Read more »

Annual Protect the West Celebration Honors Climate and Conservation Champions Across the West!

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

What a spectacular evening! Last week, more than 300 of our supporters, long-time partners, and dedicated advocates from across our region gathered at the beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate WRA’s 30 years protecting the West’s land, air, and water.

People Across the West Drive Climate Action in 2019

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

Washington, D.C., is paralyzed by political gridlock at a time when it’s more important than ever to take action on climate change. In the last few years here in the West, we’ve witnessed devastating wildfires, unusually heavy precipitation and flooding, the tragic loss of lives, and billions of dollars in damages. Americans are demanding that... Read more »

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The Denver Post Op-Ed: Colorado, and Others in the West, Lead the Way on Reducing Carbon Emissions

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

This op-ed was authored by Jon Goldin-Dubois, president of Western Resource Advocates. It originally ran in The Denver Post print edition on June 1, 2019 and was published online on June 4, 2019.  This week, when Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a measure that sets economy-wide goals for reducing carbon emissions, Colorado joined a... Read more »

Downstream From a Dry Western Winter

| by Jon Goldin-Dubois

If you watched the skies this past winter, you know that in much of the West it was a dry one. With few exceptions, precipitation across the region was far below normal over the past season.