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Press Release Archive
- December 12, 2006: Tri-State co-ops rates will skyrocket to pay for new coal plants; WRA study helps ratepayers respond to unnecessary expansion. The 44 electric co-ops served by Denver-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission are facing double-digit rate increases for wholesale electricity to pay for Tri-State’s proposed construction of three new coal-fired power plants, according to a new economic study by Western Resource Advocates.
- December 6, 2006: Western Resource Advocates released a new report on December 6 outlining ways to meet increasing urban demands for water along Utah’s Wasatch Front. The report—called Urban Water on the Wasatch Front: Past, Present, and Future—highlights the potential for meeting Utah’s urban water supply through conservation and efficiency instead of by building expensive new dams and other water projects.
- October 24, 2006: Southern Nevada Water Authority's Pipeline System Report
Two reports released on October 24th by Western Resource Advocates and Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada address urban water use in the southwest and ask tough questions about Southern Nevada Water Authority's (SNWA) planned pipeline and provide sound alternatives to the costly project.
- October 24, 2006: Water Use In The Urban Southwest
A report released today by Western Resource Advocates illustrates that although communities in the Southwest have taken impressive strides to reduce urban water demand, there is still more that can be done. Taking some simple and common-sense actions now will save consumers money, safeguard our rivers and streams, while also ensuring adequate supply for growing communities.
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- September 13, 2006: A Victory for the Black Canyon
In an historic decision, U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer issued a decision to protect the magnificent natural resources of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
- August 15, 2006: Environmental Organizations Applaud Nation's First Coal Plant to Limit Global Warming Pollution
Xcel Energy announces that it will move forward with plans to build an IGCC plant in Colorado
- April 26, 2006: Tri-State Coal Plants Costly And Not Needed
New report finds $5 billion investment in new coal-fired power plants and transmission lines unnecessary.
- April 13, 2006: New Coal Technology Better for the Economy and the Environment
Report describes the advantages of IGCC technology compared to pulverized coal power plants.
- March 23, 2006: Utah Conservationist Wins International Award: Joro Walker of Western Resource Advocates Recognized by France’s Yves Rocher Foundation
WRA's Utah office director wins an international award.
- March 21, 2006: House Bill 1185 Could Help Colorado Residents Deal with Energy Development
A collaborative release with Colorado Environmental Coalition, Sierra Club, and Western Colorado Congress.
- February 3, 2006: Better Water Rate Structures Can Encourage New Mexicans to Conserve
Report shows how New Mexico cities compare in using water rates to protect natural resources