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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 and protects air, land, water, and wildlife.

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James Quirk

Senior Communications Manager
Key topics: clean energy, decarbonizing the power sector, transportation and building electrification, grid modernization, regional markets

Allie Ruckman

Communications Manager
Key topics: western lands, wildlife, habitat management, protected lands, conservation, outdoor equity, public lands, wildfire

Caitlin Weber

Communications Manager
Key topics: healthy rivers, Colorado River Basin, western water rights, water conservation, municipal water use, turf replacement, groundwater

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Jon Goldin-Dubois

Jon Goldin-Dubois


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Orla Bannan

Policy Manager for State Policy and Engagement

Murphy Bannerman

Murphy Bannerman

Government Affairs Manager

Parks Barroso

Colorado Clean Energy Manager/Attorney

Cydney Beadles

New Mexico Clean Energy Manager/Senior Attorney

Anjali Bean

Senior Policy Advisor

Tahlia Bear

Tahlia Bear

Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager

Laura Belanger

Senior Policy Advisor

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