A Secure Water Future for Colorado

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This article was co-authored by Laura Belanger, WRA's senior water resources engineer and policy advisor, and Charlotte Roehm, WRA's deputy director for water planning. It originally appeared in Colorado Municipalities Magazine on October 5, 2020. By mid-summer, 100% of Colorado was experiencing drought with 60% of the state experiencing “severe” to “exceptional” drought. Projections indicate... Read more »

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

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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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Coloradans Vote to Protect Our Rivers

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Whether they’re on the Front Range or the West Slope, Coloradans know that water is essential for life; they value healthy rivers and streams. This election, as a 20-year drought intensified and climate change-fueled wildfires swept across communities on both the Front Range and the West Slope, the need to protect our water future was... Read more »

Arizona Cap Times Leader of the Year Award

WRA and Arizona Water Partners Recognized as a 2020 Leader of the Year

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Western Resource Advocates and its Water for Arizona Coalition partners were honored this summer to receive the Arizona Capitol Times 2020 Leader of the Year Award in the Environment Category. The annual awards ceremony recognizes individuals and organizations that “have contributed greatly to the growth of our state. These groups, companies and individuals hunker down each day to find ways to improve the quality of life of Arizonans.”

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Western Resource Advocates: Arizona Energy Rules Update Will Help Reduce Emissions That Drive Climate Change

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Western Resource Advocates today noted that the Arizona Corporation Commission’s vote to begin the formal process to update the state’s Energy Rules to require a 100% carbon emissions reduction by 2050 is an important step in addressing climate change and realizing the economic benefits of zero-carbon energy. “The addition of a carbon reduction standard will... Read more »