17 06, 2022

Walcher: Fixing what isn’t broken

2022-06-20T12:30:50-04:00June 17th, 2022|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel President Jimmy Carter’s Office of Management and Budget Director Bert Lance is best remembered for a corruption scandal involving Calhoun National Bank. But he is also the one who popularized the corny phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” “That’s [...]

10 06, 2022

Walcher: Going with the flow

2022-06-13T11:49:25-04:00June 10th, 2022|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Several recent newspaper articles have focused on the Colorado River, because of the historically low water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead. A recent follow-up in Greenwire asked the rhetorical question, “Could the Colorado River Compact adapt to go with [...]

3 06, 2022

Walcher: Draining the bathtub

2022-06-06T10:51:35-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Last week, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton told a Senate committee the government must reassess its management of the Colorado River Basin because of unprecedented drought. She cited the historically low levels of both Lake Powell and Lake Mead, though [...]

27 05, 2022

Grimes: With Water Cut to Rice Growers, Colusa County Asks for Economic Assistance

2022-06-06T10:58:31-04:00May 27th, 2022|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 ‘The budget surplus should go to a rainy day fund, but how about the day it doesn’t rain?’ Colusa County in Northern California is the top producer of rice in the Sacramento Valley. Colusa County historically produces [...]

25 05, 2022

Grimes: California Farm Water Coalition Warns Domestic Food Supply In Peril with State Cutting Water

2022-05-31T11:21:43-04:00May 25th, 2022|California, Food shortage, Grimes, Media Coverage, Water|

by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor As Appearing in the California Globe California farms produce over half of the country’s fruits, nuts, and vegetables The California Farm Water Coalition issued a dire statement Tuesday warning that California’s agriculture industry and food supply is in peril because of restricted agriculture [...]

25 05, 2022

Grimes: CA State Water Board Adopts Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

2022-05-31T11:17:35-04:00May 25th, 2022|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 'The severity of this drought requires all Californians to save water in every possible way’ Did you know that the State of California has 436 water suppliers – both urban water retailers and wholesalers? These local water [...]

23 05, 2022

Grimes: Gov. Newsom Still Agitating for Urban Water Restrictions While Ignoring 50% State’s Water Sent to the Pacific

2022-05-24T11:44:06-04:00May 23rd, 2022|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 California reservoirs were designed to provide a steady five year supply for all users, and were filled to the top in June 2019 One year ago, May 21, 2021, the Globe reported “Facing Dry Year, CA State [...]

2 04, 2022

Grimes: California’s Water Crisis Lingers as Gov. Newsom Vacations in Costa Rica

2022-04-11T16:04:56-04:00April 2nd, 2022|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 Restricting water for human basic needs such as food makes no sense How can California have a water crisis when the state borders the Pacific Ocean, and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 400 miles north-south and 50 [...]

27 01, 2022

Walcher: Which side will Colorado take?

2022-01-31T14:03:52-05:00January 27th, 2022|Media Coverage, Walcher, Water, WOTUS|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Sometimes as part of a dire prediction, someone will say, “I hope I’m wrong, but…” Last week, I was completely wrong, and that’s great news. Writing about a petition for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a new appeal on the [...]

21 01, 2022

Walcher: There is a much easier way

2022-01-24T11:01:36-05:00January 21st, 2022|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel An announcement last week in Lincoln, Nebraska, raised the hackles of everyone involved in Colorado water. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a $500 million plan to build canals in Colorado to divert water from the South Platte River into Nebraska, and [...]

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