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6 08, 2020

Walcher: The no-action alternative

2020-08-11T10:30:54-04:00August 6th, 2020|Colorado, Media Coverage, NEPA, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart attracted attention in the 1980s with a proposal to cut America’s defense budget in half. That was not unusual in the post-Vietnam era, but what made Hart stand out (enough to become front-runner for president in [...]

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 [...]

16 07, 2020

Walcher: Imagine a return to normalcy

2020-07-21T11:15:13-04:00July 16th, 2020|Colorado, Coronavirus, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Activists from Colorado’s “keep it in the ground” movement — a group opposing all production of all natural resources — are suggesting that “stay at home” orders provide the perfect opportunity to “imagine our world” after the coronavirus pandemic ends. They [...]

9 07, 2020

Walcher: Getting more from less

2020-07-15T14:52:51-04:00July 9th, 2020|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel One of the easiest ways to explain complex issues is with a good chart. A picture is worth a thousand words. Most people can readily understand the distribution of resources, or financial expenditures, or sources of energy, or a hundred other [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 06, 2020

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXVII: Spring 2020

2020-06-17T11:12:31-04:00June 17th, 2020|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Richardson, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXVII Spring. Click headlines for the full article. Corporate Green ‘Disclosures’ Are Often Mere Marketing by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in the Wall Street Journal Climate-change partisans on both sides often accuse one another of dishonesty. Here’s [...]

4 06, 2020

Walcher: The cure is worse than the ailment

2020-06-08T11:09:54-04:00June 4th, 2020|Colorado, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel It is fashionable for pundits to quote the old adage, “the cure is worse than the ailment,” referring to the imposition of martial law, under the guise of public health. Many Americans now think even coronavirus may hurt the country less [...]

28 05, 2020

Walcher: Restoring what never was

2020-06-01T11:19:10-04:00May 28th, 2020|Colorado, ESA, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel One of the great objectives of conservation is to restore a more natural condition to our environment, to erase the ravages of mankind’s mistakes, and put things back the way they were. I am a strong advocate for environmental restoration, and [...]

21 05, 2020

Walcher: How long is forever?

2020-05-26T11:11:04-04:00May 21st, 2020|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Summit County is in the process of rescinding a 25-year-old conservation easement to pave the way for a housing development, a move opposed by land trusts across the state. Technically, that means the county will condemn the easement, just as it [...]

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