6 05, 2022

Walcher: Not here, not now, not this kind

2022-05-09T12:47:28-04:00May 6th, 2022|Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Renewable Subsidies, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel An Ellsworth, Maine, newspaper columnist lamented voters’ defeat of a transmission line to bring renewable energy. “Talk about mixed messages. We want renewable energy but not here, not now, not this kind. We have to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, [...]

29 04, 2022

Walcher: An ode to common sense

2022-05-02T13:07:03-04:00April 29th, 2022|EPA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel If you look up “work ethic” in a dictionary, you find “An ethical principle that places greatest value on hard work and diligence.” There should be a picture of Thelma Hays. Thelma’s passing on April 11 at the age of 92 [...]

22 04, 2022

Walcher: Just when we were breathing easier

2022-04-25T12:57:20-04:00April 22nd, 2022|EPA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Steven Spielberg’s first blockbuster hit as a director was 1975’s Jaws, and we all know sequels are rarely as good as the original. Yet it was 1978’s Jaws II, directed by someone far less famous, that film historians often credit with [...]

15 04, 2022

Walcher: We need a different enemy

2022-04-19T12:19:35-04:00April 15th, 2022|Energy, Gas Prices, Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Fans of Aaron Sorkin’s classic TV series “The West Wing,” marveled at how realistic some of the strategy sessions seemed. In one episode, the president is being investigated by a special prosecutor for failing to disclose his debilitating disease. Strategists gather [...]

8 04, 2022

Walcher: John Muir, the great Republican?

2022-04-19T12:19:54-04:00April 8th, 2022|Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Several years ago in a speech to a Republican Party gathering, I was mentioning the GOP’s history in founding the original conservation movement in America. I pointed to the first preservation of public lands by Abraham Lincoln (Yosemite), the first National [...]

1 04, 2022

Finders keepers, losers weepers

2022-04-11T15:49:20-04:00April 1st, 2022|Energy, Media Coverage, Scandal, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel For generations, playground bullies have repeated the rhyme, “finders keepers, losers weepers,” as justification for theft. It’s a catchy phrase, but it does not vindicate stealing. Adults sometimes put it differently, citing the equally dubious phrase, “possession is nine-tenths of the [...]

25 03, 2022

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXIV: Winter 2022

2022-03-25T10:36:14-04:00March 25th, 2022|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXIV Winter 2022. Click headlines for the full article. Biden’s America-Wrecking Climate Agenda by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing on RealClear Politics  President Biden is driving fossil fuel-powered America into a wall so that he can replace it with [...]

4 03, 2022

Walcher: Closer than you might think

2022-03-10T16:41:59-05:00March 4th, 2022|Energy, Gas Prices, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has more pundits than ever talking about the role energy plays in world affairs. Many of TV’s most venerated talking heads seem to have discovered, for the first time, that much of Europe depends on Russian oil [...]

25 02, 2022

Walcher: Saving the forests by cutting them?

2022-02-28T10:12:09-05:00February 25th, 2022|Colorado, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Last week we considered the Biden Administration’s 10-year, $50 billion strategy for addressing the national forest fire crisis. That would more than double the budget of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), to reduce wildfires and restore health to 20 million acres [...]

18 02, 2022

Walcher: If money were no object

2022-02-23T17:01:34-05:00February 18th, 2022|Colorado, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Imagine how much good we could do in this life if we had unlimited resources. If money were no object, we could cure nearly all the world’s ills and create better lives for everybody, right? Fifty-seven years ago, President Lyndon Johnson [...]

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