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3 02, 2023

Walcher: Where exactly is this property?

2023-02-06T13:07:02-05:00February 3rd, 2023|Conflict of Interest, DOI, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel “Cadastre” is an early 19th Century word describing a property inventory used to allocate taxes. The word has just found its way into federal law, thanks to an amendment added to the recent 4,155-page “omnibus” appropriations bill. The new section refers [...]

27 01, 2023

Walcher: No energy is clean enough, green enough

2023-02-01T13:57:50-05:00January 27th, 2023|Conflict of Interest, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Renewable Energy, Scandal, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Apparently, people in rural Ohio are not overly fond of renewable energy. In fact, various county commissioners there voted down 42 wind energy and 43 solar energy projects in 2022. Sixteen of the proposed wind farms were in Logan County. Interestingly, [...]

20 01, 2023

Walcher: Cooking up another ban

2023-01-25T12:17:28-05:00January 20th, 2023|Conflict of Interest, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Scandal, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The national press corps sometimes jokes about a president so excited by a big event he insists, “We must tell the press at once!” and his staff responds, “Yes, sir — announcement or leak?” Leaks are not always unplanned in Washington; [...]

13 01, 2023

Walcher: It wasn’t always this contentious

2023-01-19T10:16:24-05:00January 13th, 2023|Conflict of Interest, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Scandal, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When did environmental issues become so divisive, bitter, angry, and litigious? Historically speaking, that is a recent development. We generally think of America’s environmental awareness as beginning with Theodore Roosevelt and his allies: George Bird Grinnell, Gifford Pinchot, John Wesley Powell, [...]

6 01, 2023

Walcher: Coal is still king — elsewhere

2023-01-11T10:07:46-05:00January 6th, 2023|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Does the rest of the world know something we don’t? A December report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) confirms that worldwide use of coal hit an all-time high in 2022, following a huge increase in 2021, and is on track [...]

23 12, 2022

Walcher: Powered by human ingenuity

2023-01-03T10:28:09-05:00December 23rd, 2022|Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The recent news that scientists have finally produced a controlled nuclear fusion reaction that generates a net energy gain was greeted with some skepticism, but also with considerable excitement. Some of the hype was a bit over the top, heralding the [...]

21 12, 2022

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXVII: Fall 2022

2022-12-21T12:53:12-05:00December 21st, 2022|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXVII Fall 2022. Click headlines for the full article. Europe’s Energy Crisis Is A Warning To America by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in The Daily Caller Europe serves as an object lesson of the economic, social and [...]

16 12, 2022

Walcher: Can anyone manage the federal estate?

2022-12-19T16:40:18-05:00December 16th, 2022|Land use, Media Coverage, Socialism, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Remember when air travel used to fun? Big carriers like PanAm competed with TWA and Eastern, as did smaller ones like Braniff and Piedmont, each claiming to offer better food and more comfortable seats. They’re all gone now. The big mergers [...]

9 12, 2022

Walcher: OK, the deserts are now blooming

2022-12-12T11:28:10-05:00December 9th, 2022|Bad Science, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel There are many studies on the history of the Bureau of Reclamation, established in 1902 to bring water, and life, to the West. Some writers claim it was needed to relieve overcrowding in the cities, to get people to move to [...]

2 12, 2022

If all the answers fit on bumper stickers

2022-12-05T13:47:07-05:00December 2nd, 2022|Bad Science, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The bumper sticker on the car in front of me this morning read, “There is no Planet B.” How profound. Senator Bill Armstrong once said, “We could change the world with a bumper sticker if we could figure out what to [...]

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