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Western Resource Advocates (WRA)
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Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organzation. With offices in seven states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and Idaho), we have developed strategic programs focusing in three areas: Water, Energy and Lands. Each of our programs is committed to curtailing climate change.
Founded in 1989, Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organzation. With offices in seven states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and Idaho), we have developed strategic programs focusing in three areas: Water, Energy and Lands. Each of our programs is committed to curtailing climate change.

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WRA and our air quality advocate friends are appreciating this week the recent news that Kennecott Copper has abandoned its plans to construct a polluting new rock crusher plant as part of the mine's overall expansion effort. As a result, Western Resource Advocates, representing Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment (Utah Physicians) and FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake are announcing today a dismissal of our challenge to the state's authorizing construction of the plant. The rock crusher plant would have added an estimated 33 tons of PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) and 267 tons of PM10 (coarse particulate matter) emissions per year to Salt Lake City's already smoggy air, where wintertime concentrations of particulate matter often exceed heath-based national standards at alarming rates. This is a win in the ongoing efforts to address the region's persistent air quality problems. For more
http://ow.ly/TIXG2
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Which Western state is # 3 of @SEIA's Top 10 #solar states based on solar capacity installed in 2014? http://bit.ly/1L7GAh3

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We don’t need an expensive #PoudreRiver water project in #Colorado. There are alternatives!! bit.ly/1NcRSGM #cowater
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Today, Western Resource Advocates is launching a new website to the World Wide Web. Check it out! We think the new site has awesome content and a cool, new design! The information you are looking for is no more than one or two clicks away. When you visit - give us your feedback on the site using the new poll on the homepage. http://ow.ly/QUdVl

Win for water and #Utah. PR Spring #tarsands mine required to monitor to prevent polluting Springs!

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Thanks @arizonarepublic for running our Op-Ed!! http://bit.ly/1NvSbJV

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.@jonnygd has a great Op-Ed in the @arizonarepublic on #LakeMead low level being early warning light. http://bit.ly/1NvSbJV

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Western Resource Advocate's Jon Goldin-Dubois opinion editorial appears today in the Arizona Republic. http://bit.ly/1NvSbJV. The "oil light' has come on with Lake Mead dropping to 1075 feet - indicating our Colorado River management needs fixing! The good news is that this man-made problem of over allocating the river water can be fixed with man-made solutions - if our state and water leaders act soon. Next generation, large scale water conservation and recycling actions need to be implemented ASAP. Read Jon's full op-ed - together: farmers and ranchers, urban residents, conservation groups, sportsmen and recreationists can implement solutions.

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Today WRA Staff Attorney Rob Harris is testifying at the Colorado legislature to oppose SB 15-232, which calls for a study to transfer public lands in Colorado from the federal government to the state. Public lands are not just for Coloradans; they are for all Americans. Public lands are a critical piece of Colorado’s outdoor recreation and tourism economy, generating over $13 billion per year in spending. A Colorado College poll found 84% of Coloradans cite proximity and access to public lands for recreation as one of the primary reasons they chose to live in Colorado. The state’s lack of adequate funding to effectively manage these lands would expose communities across Colorado to increased risk of harm from wildfires and floods. For more see our News Statement: http://bit.ly/1zRFdyk

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Thanks to all of you who take action to pass on clean air, clean water and a healthy planet! #EarthDay
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