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Senate Approval of Great American Outdoors Act Will Help Protect Western Lands, Water, and Wildlife While Boosting Local Economies

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Western Resource Advocates today applauded U.S. Senate approval of the Great American Outdoors Act, which would provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund to protect open spaces, waterways, wildlife habitat, and access to outdoor recreation across the country. The bill would also create a five-year fund to address the multi-billion-dollar... Read more »

Arizona Sycamore Creek

Arizona’s Groundwater Management Act was groundbreaking, but it needs an update

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Kim Mitchell is the senior water policy adviser at Western Resource Advocates and former hydrologist at the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Christopher Kuzdas is the Arizona water program manager for the Environmental Defense Fund. Both are members of the Water for Arizona Coalition. Forty years ago on June 12, Arizona enacted the Groundwater Management Act (GMA),... Read more »

Colorado 1261 Climate Action Plan

New polling shows support for strong climate action in Colorado; achieving Colorado’s greenhouse gas reduction targets amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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Today, Conservation Colorado, Western Resource Advocates, and Global Strategy Group released new survey data and analysis showing that Colorado voters support taking strong government action on climate change, including overwhelming support for the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) to adopt strong rules within the next year that will guarantee that the state hits its... Read more »