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19 04, 2021

Grimes: If California is Facing a Rare Mega-Drought, Why is the State Releasing Water from Reservoirs

2021-04-19T12:53:58-04:00April 19th, 2021|California, Grimes, Media Coverage, Socialism, Water|

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe Water shortages, lack of groundwater recharge, contaminated drinking water, and subsidence are all man-made in California Last week, when California Gov. Gavin Newsom was in Oroville, with a 60% empty Oroville Dam Reservoir as his backdrop, he said he is not ready to declare an official [...]

9 04, 2021

Walcher: Return of the Living Dead

2021-04-14T14:34:25-04:00April 9th, 2021|Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A 1985 comedy/horror film called “Return of the Living Dead” became a cult classic, redefining zombies as brain-eating creatures who can run and talk, survive bullets, and terrorize the city of Louisville. That is, until they encounter a group of punk [...]

7 04, 2021

Grimes: California Releasing Water from Reservoirs, Claiming Drought Conditions

2021-04-14T14:25:43-04:00April 7th, 2021|California, Grimes, Media Coverage, Socialism, Water|

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe The state has wasted enough water to meet the needs of 80 million people for a year AccuWeather reports a snow survey in California revealed that the state only received about 50% of its average precipitation during the 2021 water year, tying it for its third-driest [...]

26 03, 2021

Walcher: Must we keep talking about this?

2021-03-31T15:28:23-04:00March 26th, 2021|Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel “Why does she keep bringing that up?” “Why won’t he just let it go?” Studies show those are among the most common questions people ask therapists. Therapists respond with impressive words that cost several hundred dollars an hour. I am no [...]

15 01, 2021

Walcher: Sorry, still not for sale

2021-01-15T13:22:59-05:00January 15th, 2021|Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel It’s not every day that a photo of the Grand Valley Canal makes the New York Times. Many Grand Junction residents may have missed this momentous occasion, right after New Year’s. But there it was, right in the middle of a [...]

30 07, 2020

Walcher: Choosing the high ground

2020-08-04T11:42:20-04:00July 30th, 2020|California, Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Stephen Sturgeon, a Utah State University historian, wrote a legislative biography of Western Slope congressman Wayne Aspinall, called “The Politics of Western Water.” He laments that Colorado controls less than half of its water, because of legal requirements. “Colorado has lost [...]

2 07, 2020

Walcher: Buying swamp land in Florida

2020-07-06T11:12:39-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Colorado, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel In the 1920s a tremendous real estate boom convinced investors all over the country to buy development land in Florida, much of which turned out to be undevelopable swampland. It resulted in anti-fraud legislation, and is forever known by the common [...]

19 03, 2020

Grimes: AccuWeather Reports California’s ‘March Miracle’ Continues as More Storms Coming

2020-03-30T12:28:46-04:00March 19th, 2020|California, Grimes, Media Coverage, Socialism, Water|

by Katy Grimes As Appearing in the California Globe The snow depth in Blue Canyon, California, went from zero to 62 inches in just 3 days AccuWeather reported that after an absence of major storms for much of the winter, the Sierra Nevada mountain range region in California finally received some heavy snow, and looks [...]

19 03, 2020

Walcher: None of our business — yet

2020-03-30T12:16:18-04:00March 19th, 2020|Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Coloradans who pay close attention to Western water issues have monitored California’s internal water wars for years. Leaders there have worked for decades to address long-term water shortages for farms in the San Joaquin Valley, while their giant metropolitan cities continue [...]

27 02, 2020

Walcher: Where did the water go?

2020-03-02T15:11:33-05:00February 27th, 2020|DOI, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Colorado River managers have struggled most of my life to administer interstate agreements in the face of dwindling flows. It was a perennial issue long before anyone heard of global warming, yet we’re now told that is why the river has [...]

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