Robert Harris

About Robert Harris

Mr. Harris joined WRA in 2008 and works primarily in our Water Program dealing with federal permiting agencies and Colorado water law. He was as a legal clerk and contractor at WRA prior to joining the staff. Mr. Harris' relevant experience includes internships at Pace University School of Law's Environmental Litigation Clinic, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Valparaiso University, and his Juris Doctorate, Certificate in Environmental Law, from Pace University School of Law. Mr. Harris is a member of the Colorado Bar.

WRA Joins Other Groups to Defend BLM’s New Rules to Protect Water, Wildlife, and Public Lands from Oil and Gas Drilling

Today Western Resource Advocates joined six other conservation groups to legally defend the Bureau of Land Management’s new regulations (issued March 26) governing important aspects of oil and gas extraction, including well integrity and waste management. The new rules are very important to better protecting our water, wildlife and public Continue reading

Landmark Colorado Legal Decision Upholds Protection for Rivers and Streams

Colorado’s bountiful rivers have attracted people to the region for generations.  Our rivers provide water, food and habitat for abundant wildlife and help us grow the food that we need to survive.  Once, the demands of a sparse population on our majestic rivers may have been barely noticeable.  Today, however, Continue reading