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25 06, 2020

Walcher: Winning the war, then surrendering

2020-06-26T11:34:10-04:00June 25th, 2020|Colorado, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher, WOTUS|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A popular blog called TV Tropes has a post beginning, “So, you won a war, you bask in the glory of victory, and all that stuff. But when you finally get over all this excitement, you realize your problems still aren’t [...]

23 04, 2020

Walcher: The beginning of the end

2020-04-27T13:38:11-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Media Coverage, Walcher, WOTUS|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel This week the Trump administration released its “final” version of the new regulation defining exactly what waters are regulated by the federal Clean Water Act, under the section known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS). But is anything in government [...]

30 01, 2020

Walcher: Turning an aircraft carrier

2020-02-24T11:04:50-05:00January 30th, 2020|Media Coverage, Walcher, WOTUS|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel Since the days of George Washington, presidents have wished they could make government employees do what they are told. Actually, that frustration is much older than America. Peter the Great once said, “People think I rule Russia, but a thousand bureaucrats [...]

29 09, 2019

Walcher: It Means What It Says

2019-09-30T15:06:00-04:00September 29th, 2019|Media Coverage, Walcher, WOTUS|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher Leaders are often advised to be straightforward. “Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” The quote is often attributed to General George Patton, or sometimes to President Harry Truman. There is no evidence either of them ever said it, but they both certainly believed it. [...]

29 06, 2017

New Jersey Spotlight: Trump Administration Rolling Back Protections For Small Streams, Wetlands

2017-07-03T09:48:35-04:00June 29th, 2017|Announcement, EPA, Media Coverage, Richardson, Trump Transition, WOTUS|

by Tom Johnson New Jersey Spotlight The Trump administration yesterday formally began the process of repealing a rule that extended protections to small streams and wetlands, a step environmentalists warned could degrade water quality in New Jersey and elsewhere around the nation. The proposal, announced by the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator Scott Pruitt during [...]

27 06, 2017

Richardson’s Statement on EPA, Army Corps of Engineers Announcement Re: Plans to Rescind Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule

2017-06-28T08:20:02-04:00June 27th, 2017|Announcement, EPA, Press Releases, Richardson, WOTUS|

Craig Richardson, president of the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announcement today regarding its plans to rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “Earlier this year, President Trump took a significant step in returning [...]

3 03, 2017

Walcher: A promise made is a promise kept

2017-03-04T15:16:40-05:00March 3rd, 2017|Media Coverage, Walcher, WOTUS|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel President Trump this week kept a campaign promise, one especially important to the West, ordering the EPA to withdraw its controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation. It’s a welcome decision, though a great deal of work must be done now. [...]

3 03, 2017

New American: Trump Orders EPA Review of “Horrible” Obama Water Decree

2017-03-04T15:05:15-05:00March 3rd, 2017|Announcement, Media Coverage, Richardson, WOTUS|

by Alex Newman New American President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and reconsider the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation, a radical decree issued by the Obama administration purporting to regulate virtually all water and much of the land across America. While [...]

28 02, 2017

Richardson’s Statement on President Trump’s Waters of the United States Executive Order Signing

2017-02-28T17:47:22-05:00February 28th, 2017|Announcement, EPA, Press Releases, Richardson, WOTUS|

Craig Richardson, president of the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's signing of an executive order instructing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: President Donald Trump broke down a major barrier to economic [...]