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12 07, 2019

Walcher: Which is worse? The ailment or the cure?

2019-07-17T11:47:20-04:00July 12th, 2019|Billionaire Scammers, Conflict of Interest, Environment, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel It is commonly said of ill-advised policies that "the cure is worse than the ailment." That's often true, but not always. It came to mind this week when several websites expressed horror over a report regarding numerous environmental policy changes. Several articles carried [...]

28 06, 2019

Walcher: Conservation vs. the IRS

2019-07-08T10:00:01-04:00June 28th, 2019|Conflict of Interest, IRS Tax Violation, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel Governments own almost a fourth of the land in the United States, mostly federal, mostly in the West. We often wonder how much is enough, and worry about the constant growth in government ownership. Hundreds of millions are spent every year [...]

21 06, 2019

Walcher: Just a little more

2019-06-24T10:27:47-04:00June 21st, 2019|Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel The National Wildlife Refuge System began modestly in 1903, but today it is the largest wildlife conservation program in the world. It includes 562 refuges, totaling more than 150 million acres, in all 50 states and numerous islands from the Caribbean [...]

18 06, 2019

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXIII: Spring 2019

2019-06-18T16:29:08-04:00June 18th, 2019|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Richardson, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXIII Spring. Click headlines for the full article. The Case for a Green ‘No Deal’ by Steve Milloy, Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Wall Street Journal The Senate rejected the Green New Deal on a 57-0 procedural vote last month. [...]

14 06, 2019

Walcher: Consumer products from thin air

2019-06-17T12:27:11-04:00June 14th, 2019|China, Media Coverage, Plastic straw ban, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel I often write about where things come from, especially products we use in our daily lives, and what they are made of. No consumer products are made out of thin air. They all require manufacturing from raw materials that are either [...]

7 06, 2019

Walcher: What if we didn’t need China?

2019-06-10T14:30:30-04:00June 7th, 2019|China, Media Coverage, Rare Earth Minerals, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel The Trump Administration's crackdown on imports from China, intended to address a $420 billion trade deficit, may produce some unintended consequences. It was just revealed, for example, that the higher tariffs on Chinese goods might end the availability of free Bibles [...]

31 05, 2019

Walcher: Better wait for a real crisis

2019-06-04T15:35:13-04:00May 31st, 2019|Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel Rob Reiner's first comedy classic as a director, 1984's "The Sure Thing," is a saga of everything that can possibly go wrong for two students falling in love on a cross-country road trip. The ride they arranged from a bulletin board [...]

24 05, 2019

Walcher: How much are we paying?

2019-05-30T14:41:40-04:00May 24th, 2019|Governments, Media Coverage, Taxation, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel There is an old Reader's Digest anecdote about a wealthy but absent-minded tycoon asking his top manager, "How long have you worked here?" To which the man says 30 years. He then asks, "How much am I paying you?" The manager [...]

22 05, 2019

Walcher: Make Those Nasty Drivers Pay!

2019-05-22T11:09:11-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Media Coverage, New York, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the The American Spectator Louisiana Senator Russell Long famously explained how most people feel about taxes: “Don’t tax you; don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.” It was an apt description of our natural desire to make other people pay for things we [...]

10 05, 2019

Walcher: Were they in the same meeting?

2019-05-16T13:06:26-04:00May 10th, 2019|Land use, Media Coverage, U.S. Congress, Walcher, Water|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the Daily Sentinel George Bernard Shaw once quipped, "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." That could apply to the famous 2009 meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Pope Benedict XVI, after which she reported that [...]

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