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15 10, 2020

Walcher: Aren’t they all the same?

2020-10-19T10:56:53-04:00October 15th, 2020|Colorado, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel In 1998 the government added “Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse” to the endangered species list, a decision that has cost Front Range communities millions. The state argued that this “subspecies” is no different than ordinary field mice everywhere. A respected geneticist at [...]

1 10, 2020

Walcher: But that’s where the money is

2020-10-05T10:31:11-04:00October 1st, 2020|Colorado, Communism, Green New Deal, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Willy Sutton famously told a reporter that he robbed banks for one simple reason: “That’s where the money is.” Now, it is as if someone said to him, “You can go ahead and steal money, but not from banks.” There have [...]

30 09, 2020

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXVIII: Summer 2020

2020-09-30T10:09:15-04:00September 30th, 2020|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Richardson, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXVIII Summer. Click headlines for the full article. COVID-19 and Environmentalist Injustice by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing on RealClear Energy Congress held a hearing last week on “the relationship between disproportionate exposures to environmental pollution and disproportionate effects of [...]

24 09, 2020

Walcher: Growing crops or growing weeds

2020-09-29T10:15:38-04:00September 24th, 2020|Colorado, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Some years ago I spent a day burning ditches around my peach orchard, as many growers do every spring. The location near Interstate 70 allowed passing cars to see the fires (mine and a couple others), and several grabbed their cell [...]

17 09, 2020

Walcher: Hear that lonesome whistle

2020-09-29T10:06:40-04:00September 17th, 2020|Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Who decided that the sound of a train whistle should be described as “lonesome?” I’ve been on a number of trains and in several stations, and there are plenty of people around. Yet the word “lonesome” has long been associated with [...]

3 09, 2020

Walcher: What this country really needs

2020-09-04T09:45:32-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Free Markets, Media Coverage, Socialism, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Thomas Marshall is one of only nine U.S. vice president to serve two full terms, though history has nearly forgotten him. He was popular at the time (1913-1921), partly because his speeches were so entertaining. A talented story and joke teller, [...]

20 08, 2020

Walcher: See you in court — again

2020-08-24T10:06:18-04:00August 20th, 2020|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Suits, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Recent reports about the extraordinary number of lawsuits against the Trump administration verify exactly what some of us predicted. After the 2016 election, it seemed clear that opponents [...]

13 08, 2020

Walcher: Lawsuits that flow in the dark

2020-08-17T16:32:55-04:00August 13th, 2020|Colorado, Communism, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The administration recently released a report called “Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Advantage,” compiled after an eight-month review by the White House Nuclear Fuel Working Group. That was composed of all the federal agencies involved in nuclear power, nuclear defense, and public [...]

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 [...]

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