Western Resource Advocates (WRA)
Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization with offices in seven states: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Idaho. WRA collaborates with conservation groups, hunters and fishermen, ranchers, American Indians, and others to: 1) advance clean energy to reduce pollution and global climate change, 2) promote urban water conservation and river restoration, 3) defend special public lands from energy development and unauthorized off-road vehicle travel, 4) reduce air and water pollution and harmful climate change, 5) protect habitat for threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species, 6) protect terrestrial, aquatic, and riparian ecosystems, 7) maintain the integrity of public lands, and 8) achieve environmentally sustainable management of energy, land, and water resources.
In the past several years, WRA has re-oriented much of our program work around the overarching threat of climate change.In the past several years, WRA has re-oriented much of their program work around the threat of climate change. WRA works to protect public lands from the climate impacts of oil and gas extraction. WRA’s oil shale project is a campaign to prevent extraction of a resource that would diminish water supplies, contribute to climate change, and threaten communities. WRA's Water Program draws the interconnections between energy, water, and climate change, and promotes climate-smart planning choices by water utilities and municipalities across the West.
- Protecting the Lifeline of the West: How Climate and Energy Policies Can Safeguard Water
- A Sustainable Path: Meeting Future Water and Energy Demands in the Arkansas River Basin - Executive Summary
- Arizona Water Meter - A Comparison of Water Conservation Programs in 15 Arizona Communities
- A Sustainable Path: Meeting Nevada's Water and Energy Demands