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6 11, 2020

Walcher: ODE to the Big Meadows; RIP

2020-11-09T11:26:31-05:00November 6th, 2020|Environment, Forest Management, Media Coverage, U.S. Supreme Court, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Don’t you hate leading, when nobody follows? It’s the story of my life, so I don’t take it personally anymore. I have tried for years to lead a conversation about restoring healthy forests. Yet I continually look around and nobody’s there. [...]

30 10, 2020

Walcher: We said it, but we didn’t mean it

2020-11-04T14:37:26-05:00October 30th, 2020|Environment, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel If I told you to go jump in a lake, you probably wouldn’t. You would know I didn’t actually want you to go jump in an actual lake. But if I took up a collection, and offered you money to go [...]

23 10, 2020

Walcher: They’re just nine people

2020-10-26T11:22:22-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Environment, Media Coverage, U.S. Supreme Court, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Few new Supreme Court nominees have generated as much interest as Judge Amy Coney Barrett, because her confirmation could have far-reaching implications by upending the court’s decades-long liberal majority. More has already been written about Judge Barrett than my poor power [...]

5 12, 2019

Heartland: EPA To ‘Aggressively Reduce’ Animal Testing

2019-12-05T15:53:14-05:00December 5th, 2019|"Scare Pollution", Environment, EPA, Media Coverage, Milloy|

Kenneth Artz Heartland Institute The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it a policy to “aggressively reduce” animal testing, completely eliminating them by 2035 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a memorandum directing the EPA to “aggressively reduce” animal testing, including reducing mammal study requests and cutting funding for studies using animals as [...]

16 08, 2019

Walcher: The world is our oyster

2019-08-22T11:53:02-04:00August 16th, 2019|Conflict of Interest, Environment, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Consensus on natural resources issues is elusive, often because the real agenda is not agreed upon. For me, there have been a number of "ah-ha moments," a realization that there are hidden agendas in play. Many of those moments have come during debates [...]

9 08, 2019

Walcher: Let’s decide how to decide

2019-08-12T10:30:31-04:00August 9th, 2019|Bad Science, Conflict of Interest, Environment, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel An internationally respected geologist named John Clema recently published an article headlined with the simple truth that "Past, present and future progress requires mining." That statement should not be controversial, since most people must surely be aware of the presence in their lives [...]

2 08, 2019

Walcher: Another billion dollars should do it

2019-08-06T10:53:02-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Environment, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Folks who worry about the loss of threatened and endangered species should be relieved to know that Congress is finally considering an entirely new approach — creating a new federal fund, and a new committee. A bipartisan group led by Reps. Debbie Dingell [...]

26 07, 2019

Walcher: Perhaps they never will

2019-07-29T10:04:42-04:00July 26th, 2019|Environment, Media Coverage, Reorganization Plan, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Don McLean ended "Vincent," his classic tribute to Van Gogh, with the famous line, "They would not listen, they're not listening still — perhaps they never will." The song was about the post-impressionist painter, but that line has been used in many political [...]

19 07, 2019

Walcher: An idea whose time has come

2019-07-22T11:30:45-04:00July 19th, 2019|Billionaire Scammers, Conflict of Interest, Environment, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Gustave Aimard famously wrote that "There is something more powerful than the brute force of bayonets: it is the idea whose time has come." It could well be said of this week's announcement that the Interior Department will, at long last, move the [...]

12 07, 2019

Walcher: Which is worse? The ailment or the cure?

2019-07-17T11:47:20-04:00July 12th, 2019|Billionaire Scammers, Conflict of Interest, Environment, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel It is commonly said of ill-advised policies that "the cure is worse than the ailment." That's often true, but not always. It came to mind this week when several websites expressed horror over a report regarding numerous environmental policy changes. Several articles carried [...]

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