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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

Our Experts

Chelsea Benjamin

Chelsea Benjamin

Water Policy Fellow

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John Berggren, Ph.D.

Senior Regional Water Policy Analyst

Karl Boothman

Karl Boothman

Clean Energy Senior Policy Analyst

John Cyran

Healthy Rivers Senior Staff Attorney

Severiano DeSoto

Severiano DeSoto

Western Lands Energy Siting Analyst

Brittany Fallon

Brittany Fallon, Ph.D.

Western Lands Senior Policy Manager

Gwen Farnsworth

Deputy Director of State Advocacy

Meera Fickling

Meera Fickling

Senior Climate Policy Analyst

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Key Facts


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annual carbon reductions


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