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13 09, 2019

Walcher: Not for sale – at any price

2019-09-17T10:43:10-04:00September 13th, 2019|Media Coverage, Socialism, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel I recently had a fascinating discussion about economics with a nephew, which was perhaps more enlightening for me than for him. He just became a teenager, so it is understandable that he hasn't given a lot of thought to various economic systems, especially [...]

6 09, 2019

Walcher: What will they promise California?

2019-09-09T09:37:10-04:00September 6th, 2019|California, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel The ballot initiative regarding the National Popular Vote compact is officially on the 2020 ballot, so the campaign begins, both sides preparing to spend a small fortune to convince voters to change — or not change — the Electoral College. Colorado’s initiative process [...]

16 08, 2019

Walcher: The world is our oyster

2019-08-22T11:53:02-04:00August 16th, 2019|Conflict of Interest, Environment, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Consensus on natural resources issues is elusive, often because the real agenda is not agreed upon. For me, there have been a number of "ah-ha moments," a realization that there are hidden agendas in play. Many of those moments have come during debates [...]

9 08, 2019

Walcher: Let’s decide how to decide

2019-08-12T10:30:31-04:00August 9th, 2019|Bad Science, Conflict of Interest, Environment, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel An internationally respected geologist named John Clema recently published an article headlined with the simple truth that "Past, present and future progress requires mining." That statement should not be controversial, since most people must surely be aware of the presence in their lives [...]

2 08, 2019

Walcher: Another billion dollars should do it

2019-08-06T10:53:02-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Environment, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Folks who worry about the loss of threatened and endangered species should be relieved to know that Congress is finally considering an entirely new approach — creating a new federal fund, and a new committee. A bipartisan group led by Reps. Debbie Dingell [...]

26 07, 2019

Walcher: Perhaps they never will

2019-07-29T10:04:42-04:00July 26th, 2019|Environment, Media Coverage, Reorganization Plan, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Don McLean ended "Vincent," his classic tribute to Van Gogh, with the famous line, "They would not listen, they're not listening still — perhaps they never will." The song was about the post-impressionist painter, but that line has been used in many political [...]

19 07, 2019

Walcher: An idea whose time has come

2019-07-22T11:30:45-04:00July 19th, 2019|Billionaire Scammers, Conflict of Interest, Environment, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Gustave Aimard famously wrote that "There is something more powerful than the brute force of bayonets: it is the idea whose time has come." It could well be said of this week's announcement that the Interior Department will, at long last, move the [...]

18 07, 2019

Walcher Testifies on the Need for Better Forest Management to a U.S. House Subcommittee

2019-07-29T10:17:28-04:00July 18th, 2019|Bad Science, Forest Management, States, Testimony, Walcher|

Today, E&E Legal's Senior Policy Fellow and Board Member Greg Walcher testified in front of the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands in support of H.R. 1572,“Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act.” In his testimony, Walcher noted, "In the wake of catastrophic fires that [...]

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 [...]

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