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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 [...]

27 06, 2019

The Epoch Times: US Air Quality Isn’t Slipping: Taking a Closer Look at the Data

2019-07-08T10:22:31-04:00June 27th, 2019|"Scare Pollution", Bad Science, Environment, Media Coverage, Milloy|

by Richard J. Trzupek The Epoch Times On June 18, The Associated Press published a story under the byline of Seth Borenstein and Nicky Forster with the troubling headline “US Air Quality is Slipping After Years of Improvement.” While there are grains of truth in both the headline and the story that follows, there’s also [...]

18 01, 2019

Walcher: ‘Rewilding’ the national parks

2019-01-19T09:38:21-04:00January 18th, 2019|Conflict of Interest, Environment, Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel We may have discovered, accidentally, a way to give the most radical environmental advocates what they want. We simply shut down the government, or at least part of it (the National Park Service). The most elitist, anti-people concept is the "rewilding [...]

15 06, 2018

Walcher: We have met the enemy — or have we?

2018-06-26T12:00:03-04:00June 15th, 2018|Environment, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel My friend Howard Propst is an inspiring speaker, who has made frequent presentations about American exceptionalism, pointing out how we fail to credit the astonishing achievements of a free society. We are introspective, always seeking to improve, but generally [...]

8 06, 2018

Walcher: The energy debate of many colors

2018-06-26T12:07:48-04:00June 8th, 2018|Environment, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel One of the most instructive Old Testament stories recounts the wisdom of Joseph in Egypt, after his interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams, predicting years of drought and famine. Around 1490 B.C., Joseph was made Regent (chief administrator) and ordered grain [...]

12 03, 2018

EPA Releases Year-in-Review Report; E&E Legal’s Steve Milloy Quoted

2018-03-12T16:26:52-04:00March 12th, 2018|"Scare Pollution", Environment, EPA, ICYMI, Milloy|

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of their Year in Review report for 2017-2018.  As the news release notes, the agency led by Administrator Scott Pruitt has achieved a great deal in just one short-year: "EPA finalized 22 deregulatory actions, which could save Americans more than $1 billion in regulatory [...]

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