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Our team of experts uses Western ingenuity and practicality that is backed by science to drive change for a more sustainable future.

Fighting climate change to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West.

WRA is a regional nonprofit advocacy organization fighting climate change and its impacts to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West. From our deep and scientific policy analysis to our highly effective legal teams, we’re using every tool we have to create a healthier and more equitable future for all our communities. As the region’s go-to experts for more than three decades, our on-the-ground work advances clean energy, protects air, land, water, and wildlife.

Media Inquiries

Jennifer Inaba

Communications Manager
(570) 441-4270
Key topics: Western land protection, conservation finance, wildfires, habitat protection, transportation electrification

Christie Silverstein, APR

Director of Marketing & Communications
(602) 803-4130
Key topics: organizational news, water scarcity, healthy rivers, Colorado River Basin

James Quirk

Senior Communications Manager
(908) 902-3177
Key topics: clean energy, modernizing the electric grid, decarbonizing the power sector and buildings, regional markets, climate pollution

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Clean Energy Staff Attorney

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New Mexico Clean Energy Manager

Anjali Bean

Healthy Rivers Senior Policy Analyst

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Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager

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Senior Water Resources Engineer & Policy Advisor

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