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28 05, 2020

Walcher: Restoring what never was

2020-06-01T11:19:10-04:00May 28th, 2020|Colorado, ESA, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel One of the great objectives of conservation is to restore a more natural condition to our environment, to erase the ravages of mankind’s mistakes, and put things back the way they were. I am a strong advocate for environmental restoration, and [...]

14 05, 2020

Walcher: Spotting the spotted owl

2020-05-18T12:11:23-04:00May 14th, 2020|ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of the dusky gopher frog in 2018, it attracted press coverage around the world, because of two details that fascinated observers everywhere. One was the frog itself, a cute little thing smaller than [...]

7 05, 2020

Walcher: When a deal is not a deal

2020-05-11T11:26:48-04:00May 7th, 2020|ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Most of us grew up in a time when a person’s word was his bond, and deal was a deal. That’s still mostly true today, but not always. Some situations are more complicated, but shouldn’t be. In our “modern” era, a [...]

5 10, 2019

Walcher: Grinch won’t steal his own Christmas

2019-10-21T11:45:56-04:00October 5th, 2019|ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel In the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic, when the Grinch steals everything needed for the Who-ville Christmas celebration, the final insult is the tree. "And he stuffed all the food up the chimney with glee, and now, grinned the Grinch, I'll stuff [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 02, 2019

Walcher: What exactly is a species?

2019-02-27T14:23:30-05:00February 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

2019-01-19T09:37:41-05:00January 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

2018-12-19T13:43:25-05:00September 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 [...]

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