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2 09, 2022

Walcher: Gasoline has nothing to do with fire

2022-09-02T11:30:27-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Colorado, Forest Management, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A couple of weeks ago a letter to the editor appeared in this paper and six others around the state, asserting that “Removing trees from Colorado forests will not prevent wildfires from burning.” Really? As if removing all the wood from [...]

25 02, 2022

Walcher: Saving the forests by cutting them?

2022-02-28T10:12:09-05:00February 25th, 2022|Colorado, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Last week we considered the Biden Administration’s 10-year, $50 billion strategy for addressing the national forest fire crisis. That would more than double the budget of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), to reduce wildfires and restore health to 20 million acres [...]

18 02, 2022

Walcher: If money were no object

2022-02-23T17:01:34-05:00February 18th, 2022|Colorado, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Imagine how much good we could do in this life if we had unlimited resources. If money were no object, we could cure nearly all the world’s ills and create better lives for everybody, right? Fifty-seven years ago, President Lyndon Johnson [...]

7 01, 2022

Walcher: You’ve been told a million times

2022-01-11T10:59:58-05:00January 7th, 2022|Conflict of Interest, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When someone seems to be playing fast and loose with numbers, it is an effective comeback to say, “You’ve been told a million times not to exaggerate.” We see it all the time in TV ads, though there is nobody to [...]

15 10, 2021

Walcher: Playing games with dying forests

2021-10-18T13:24:39-04:00October 15th, 2021|Conflict of Interest, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Folk singer Don McLean ended “Vincent,” his classic 1972 tribute to Van Gogh, with the 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 is often [...]

30 09, 2021

Grimes: Gov. Newsom Misled Public about Wildfire Prevention Efforts

2021-10-05T15:03:32-04:00September 30th, 2021|California, Forest Management, Grimes, Media Coverage|

by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As Appearing in the California Globe California’s worst fire season on record could have been averted The June 2021 report which exposed that Gov. Gavin Newsom misled the public about his wildfire prevention efforts by 690%, should have obligated applicable state agencies to [...]

10 09, 2021

Breitbart: Experts: ‘Eco-Imperialists’ Preventing Forest Management Lead to Wildfires, Not Climate Change

2021-09-15T11:23:20-04:00September 10th, 2021|"Climate Change", Forest Management, Media Coverage, Milloy, Socialism|

by Penny Star Breitbart The wildfires raging in the western United States are not caused by climate change but by “eco-imperialists” who oppose forest management that could prevent natural seasonal fires from becoming massive and destructive wildfires, experts said Thursday on a call with reporters. “The basic problem with our national forests and our BLM [...]

27 08, 2021

Walcher: Saving forests and leisure suits

2021-08-27T11:23:54-04:00August 27th, 2021|Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel We sometimes laugh at our 1970s pictures, now fading mercifully. I personally never liked bell bottoms, white belts, or double-knit polyester leisure suits. But I wore them because they were all the rage. We all had to, because in that era [...]

16 08, 2021

Grimes: Depleted California Reservoirs Threaten Hydro Power, Agriculture, Drinking Water

2021-08-23T14:44:44-04:00August 16th, 2021|California, Forest Management, Grimes, Media Coverage|

by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As Appearing in the California Globe Of the 2014 voter-approved water bond, $2.7 billion for new water storage projects still unused In 2014, California voters approved $7.12 billion in bonds for state water supply infrastructure projects. Of that, $2.7 billion was designated for [...]

13 08, 2021

Walcher: Playing the blame game

2021-08-23T14:30:34-04:00August 13th, 2021|Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The 19th century French historian Chateaubriand once wrote that forests precede civilizations, and deserts follow them. Looking out today at smoke that covers half the country, and mudslides that bury major highways, we should wonder if we really want that to [...]

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