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1 10, 2020

Walcher: But that’s where the money is

2020-10-05T10:31:11-04:00October 1st, 2020|Colorado, Communism, Green New Deal, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Willy Sutton famously told a reporter that he robbed banks for one simple reason: “That’s where the money is.” Now, it is as if someone said to him, “You can go ahead and steal money, but not from banks.” There have [...]

24 09, 2020

Walcher: Growing crops or growing weeds

2020-09-29T10:15:38-04:00September 24th, 2020|Colorado, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Some years ago I spent a day burning ditches around my peach orchard, as many growers do every spring. The location near Interstate 70 allowed passing cars to see the fires (mine and a couple others), and several grabbed their cell [...]

26 03, 2020

Walcher: Can everybody play?

2020-03-30T12:22:18-04:00March 26th, 2020|Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher, Wyoming|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The state of Wyoming is considering the purchase of a vast swath of land along the Union Pacific Railroad corridor, including over 1 million acres of surface and 4 million acres of mineral rights. The valuable resource is now owned by [...]

6 03, 2020

Walcher: Dangerous to mess with Mother Nature

2020-03-06T09:59:57-05:00March 6th, 2020|DOI, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A famous 1970s TV commercial warned, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” In fact, it’s worse than “not nice” — it’s dangerous. Coloradans will make a momentous decision on this year’s ballot, whether to mess with Mother Nature by introducing [...]

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 [...]

21 06, 2019

Walcher: Just a little more

2019-06-24T10:27:47-04:00June 21st, 2019|Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel The National Wildlife Refuge System began modestly in 1903, but today it is the largest wildlife conservation program in the world. It includes 562 refuges, totaling more than 150 million acres, in all 50 states and numerous islands from the Caribbean [...]

10 05, 2019

Walcher: Were they in the same meeting?

2019-05-16T13:06:26-04:00May 10th, 2019|Land use, Media Coverage, U.S. Congress, Walcher, Water|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the Daily Sentinel George Bernard Shaw once quipped, "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." That could apply to the famous 2009 meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Pope Benedict XVI, after which she reported that [...]

3 05, 2019

Walcher: Don’t let ’em take your water

2019-05-06T10:40:41-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the Daily Sentinel During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, made a campaign appearance in Pueblo, Colorado. He was asked about western water issues — as national candidates invariably are when visiting the Centennial State — and his answer baffled [...]

29 03, 2019

Walcher: Cherish them from afar

2019-04-11T14:05:26-04:00March 29th, 2019|Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Bayard Taylor wrote, "And far and wide, in a scarlet tide, the poppy's bonfire spread." He could have been describing the famous poppy fields in Lake Elsinore, California. They cover the hillsides so colorfully that they are a popular destination for [...]

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