Water

4 06, 2024

Grimes: Judge Denies Enviro Lawsuit to Stop Sites Reservoir Project

2024-06-13T11:45:43-04:00June 4th, 2024|California, Grimes, Media Coverage, Water|

by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As Appearing in the California Globe ‘Judges don’t weigh the correctness of an environmental report’s conclusions, only its sufficiency’ Judge Samuel T. McAdam of the Yolo County Superior Court denied an environmental  lawsuit to halt the Sites Reservoir project, addressing the streamlined legal [...]

3 06, 2024

Grimes: Climate Change Agenda: California Has a Long History of Squandering its Precious Water

2024-06-13T11:48:54-04:00June 3rd, 2024|California, Communism, Grimes, Media Coverage, Water|

by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As Appearing in the California Globe Reader asks ‘Whatever happened to the reservoirs that the residents of California approved to be built in 2014?’ Gov. Gavin Newsom is bragging about more than $140 million coming from the Biden-Harris Administration to support “critical water [...]

28 07, 2023

Walcher: Do we still need the big straw?

2023-08-03T11:17:53-04:00July 28th, 2023|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel In the 1980s Gunnison philanthropist Butch Clark offered a novel way to end the age-old West Slope-East Slope water battles. He suggested that Denver could use the Colorado River’s remaining unallocated water by building a pipeline from the Utah line to [...]

7 07, 2023

Walcher: Navigable waters — can’t have it both ways

2023-07-17T12:02:39-04:00July 7th, 2023|Bad Science, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A common expression says, “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” That makes no sense, as one cannot eat cake if one doesn’t have cake. Of course, that is not how the saying really goes; it’s just a modern [...]

23 06, 2023

Walcher: Judiciary is a co-equal branch of government

2023-06-26T12:09:41-04:00June 23rd, 2023|Communism, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Former Interior Secretary Dave Bernhardt’s new book, “You Report to Me,” is edifying for anyone trying to understand why government has become so intrusive, partisan, divisive, and dare I say, dysfunctional. It is a first-hand backgrounder on the evolution of the [...]

16 06, 2023

Walcher: The end of a divisive era

2023-06-21T13:40:37-04:00June 16th, 2023|Media Coverage, Persecution, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A landmark era of American politics passes into the history books, with Jimmy Carter under end-of-life hospice care, and with the May 27 death of James Watt. Theirs was a moment in time that deserves remembering. Most of America’s essential environmental [...]

2 06, 2023

Walcher: Californians want your water, not theirs

2023-06-06T15:34:23-04:00June 2nd, 2023|California, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel People concerned about water levels in the West’s reservoirs should be able to cheer up now. The U.S. Drought Monitor system has removed drought status from the entire Western Slope and nearly all of California. Snowpack this winter was well above [...]

26 05, 2023

Walcher: Drought solution: Are they serious this time?

2023-06-06T11:23:11-04:00May 26th, 2023|Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel My grandpa was a ditch rider on the Stub Canal in Palisade, and when someone used more water than they were entitled to, the solution was simple — he locked the headgates. This week, the seven Colorado River Basin states announced [...]

28 04, 2023

Walcher: ‘Can-and-will doctrine’ should extend to all public resources

2023-05-08T13:03:53-04:00April 28th, 2023|Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Let’s say you have a spring on your land, and you are surrounded by people living in the desert who are desperate for water. You make your living selling it to them, but I like the looks of the spring and [...]

18 01, 2023

Grimes: Silicon Valley Has 20-40 Inches of Rain, Flooding, But Clings to ‘Severe Drought’

2023-01-19T09:54:10-05:00January 18th, 2023|California, Grimes, Legal, Media Coverage, Water|

by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As Appearing in the California Globe Droughts are naturally occurring; water shortages are created by government The California Department of Water Resources announced that snowpack levels have reached nearly 250%, the Globe reported Tuesday. Specifically, the Northern Sierra region is currently at 209% [...]

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