Public Lands

//Public Lands
22 02, 2019

Walcher: Ode to a butterfly

2019-02-27T14:36:28-04:00February 22nd, 2019|DOI, Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Legal Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Observing a monarch butterfly in the 1850s, Emily Dickinson wrote about its apparently aimless flitting, "Repairing everywhere, without design that I could trace, except to stray abroad on miscellaneous enterprise, the clovers understood." She knew butterflies were somewhat mysterious. They still are. Someone [...]

8 02, 2019

Walcher: Where the buffalo don’t roam

2019-02-27T14:19:26-04:00February 8th, 2019|Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel A talented Oregon blogger named Andy Kerr recently posted an eloquent piece called "Where the Buffalo Roam," extoling the virtues of the "American Prairie Reserve," a giant conservation project underway in Montana. He mentions the folk song, "Home on the Range," with an [...]

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 [...]

11 05, 2018

Walcher: Who Needs Congress Anyway? The fishy way our latest National Monument was acquired

2018-06-12T13:43:17-04:00May 11th, 2018|Acquisitions, Conflict of Interest, Manipulation, Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the American Spectator What if I were to suggest turning all of New York into a national monument? OK, maybe we would exclude the gigantic city, but the rest of that beautiful state could be our newest national monument. You might instinctively see a [...]

11 05, 2018

Walcher: Captain Obvious Strikes Again

2018-05-15T12:10:25-04:00May 11th, 2018|Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the American Spectator Surprise, surprise — the Trump administration has reopened areas Democrat presidents shut off because they are rich in minerals and great for the local economy. Since President Trump reduced the size of a couple national monuments in Utah, the chorus of [...]

9 03, 2018

Walcher: We’re still thinking about it

2018-03-15T12:02:48-04:00March 9th, 2018|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Asking the boss for a decision can sometimes be frustrating, especially if the answer is "Let me think about it." OK, you can come back tomorrow, but if you get the same answer day after day, you might eventually conclude that [...]