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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
Key topics: Western land protection, conservation finance, wildfires, habitat protection, transportation electrification

James Quirk

Senior Communications Manager
Key topics: clean energy, modernizing the electric grid, decarbonizing the power sector and buildings, regional markets, climate pollution

Caitlin Weber

Communications Manager
Key topics: water scarcity, healthy rivers, Colorado River Basin

Our Experts

Chelsea Benjamin

Chelsea Benjamin

Healthy Rivers Fellow

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John Berggren, Ph.D.

Regional Policy Manager

Karl Boothman

Karl Boothman

Senior Policy Advisor

George Cavros

George Cavros

Senior Attorney

John Cyran

Senior Attorney

Severiano DeSoto

Severiano DeSoto

Energy Siting Policy Advisor

Emily Doerfler


Brittany Fallon

Brittany Fallon, Ph.D.

Policy Manager

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Key Facts


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