ESA

15 02, 2019

Walcher: What exactly is a species?

2019-02-27T14:23:30-04:00February 15th, 2019|DOI, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel For 50 years, Americans have spent untold resources worrying, arguing, regulating, and litigating, over "endangered species." You might think by now we have a clear understanding of those two simple words. We do not. Experts often disagree on whether something is [...]

11 01, 2019

Walcher: This time they went too far

2019-01-19T09:37:41-04:00January 11th, 2019|ESA, Legal, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel You can count on your 10 fingers the number of times the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously on any environmental issue. And you can count on the fingers of one hand the unanimous rulings on endangered species issues. In fact, [...]

28 09, 2018

Walcher: This move should worry no one

2018-10-01T13:07:55-04:00September 28th, 2018|DOI, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel Several articles began with an ominous picture of impending trouble: "In a move that's welcomed by Western conservatives but worries environmentalists, (Interior Secretary Ryan) Zinke has directed…" Dozens of articles in the past couple years featured similar leads. The words are [...]

25 09, 2018

Press Release: Greg Walcher’s Comments Re: ESA Proposed Rule Changes

2018-12-19T13:43:25-04:00September 25th, 2018|Comments, DOI, ESA, Policy, Walcher|

For Immediate Release: September 25, 2018 Contact: [email protected] 202-810-2001  E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher Submits Comments for the Proposed ESA Rule Changes Applauds effort and calls for strengthening of delisting and recover provisions Washington, D.C. - Yesterday E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher submitted comments to the Department of Interior (DOI) Fish [...]

31 08, 2018

Walcher: Darting from fish to snail

2018-09-17T10:27:36-04:00August 31st, 2018|DOI, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel The Endangered Species Act has inflamed emotions for 45 years since its enactment, and everywhere there are strong feelings, on both sides. The argument usually comes down to whether some species are more important than jobs, or whether all species are [...]

27 07, 2018

Walcher: A Panacea or a Death Sentence?

2018-08-17T12:42:26-04:00July 27th, 2018|DOI, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel In July, the Administration published its much-anticipated plan to modify enforcement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The most powerful environmental law ever enacted, it was signed into law 45 years ago, and has steadily become more powerful and intrusive. Decades [...]

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 [...]

23 05, 2018

Walcher: A (Tasmanian) Devil of a Dilemma

2018-06-12T13:42:33-04:00May 23rd, 2018|ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel In the golden age of cartoons, the Tasmanian Devil was a favorite Looney Toons character, a whirling tornado throwing temper tantrums, and eating everything in his path. Both Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck had to cleverly escape his voracious appetite. It [...]

13 05, 2018

Walcher: Holy Hummingbird, Batman!

2018-06-12T13:35:49-04:00May 13th, 2018|ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel The lesser long-nosed bat is no longer in danger of extinction, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, so it will be taken off the endangered species list. New Mexico and Arizona leaders have advocated de-listing for years. They are [...]