Modernizing Our Western Electric Grid

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Our western electric grid is large, old and in dire need of an upgrade to avoid catastrophic power outages. The grid is a web of wires strung on towers that delivers electricity from power plants to our towns, cities and industries.   As we plan and build our modern grid, a Continue reading

British Officials Visit Western Resource Advocates

Left to Right: Policy Advisor Energy, Environment & Resource Security for the British Embassy Jessica Shipley, President of Western Resource Advocates Karin P. Sheldon, Counsellor for Global Issues for the British Embassy Rosalind Campion, H.M Consul for the British Embassy General Beverley Simpson, and Water Program Director Bart Miller

Last week, representatives from the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as the British Consulate-General in Denver, visited Western Resource Advocates’ Boulder office. Our recent report, “Fracking Our Future: Measuring Water and Community Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing,” caught the British government’s attention and prompted them to add Western Resource Continue reading

Lake Powell Pipeline: Just a Billion Dollar Waterslide?

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Western Resource Advocates Water and Energy Analyst, Amelia Nuding, was featured in the Deseret News on October 24, 2012, for her Op-ed piece about the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline. Nuding argues to not spend the $1.2 billion on the new pipeline. She instead advocates for a new water conservation program for Continue reading