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23 09, 2022

Walcher: This subsidy won’t cost much

2022-09-26T15:52:51-04:00September 23rd, 2022|E.V., Electrification, Media Coverage, U.S. Congress, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When California passed legislation banning the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035, and 14 states prepared to follow suit, many observers questioned the practicality of the lofty goal. There are not enough electric cars made in the world to replace California’s [...]

20 09, 2022

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXVI: Summer 2022

2022-09-20T11:54:30-04:00September 20th, 2022|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXVI Summer 2022. Click headlines for the full article. SCOTUS Has Crippled Biden’s EPA, But There’s Only One Way To Stop Them For Good by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing in The Daily Caller The Supreme Court has [...]

16 09, 2022

Walcher: Green energy faces the same permitting hurdles

2022-09-19T13:22:01-04:00September 16th, 2022|"Climate Change", Media Coverage, U.S. Congress, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The “agreement” supposedly reached between Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and his party leaders to pass a major permitting reform bill has fallen apart, as discussed last week. But it also highlighted one of the most consequential debates in modern politics. Several [...]

9 09, 2022

Walcher: How Democrats double-crossed Joe Manchin on permitting reform

2022-09-12T12:18:41-04:00September 9th, 2022|"Climate Change", Media Coverage, U.S. Congress, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The author of one of America’s most famous autobiographies, The Education of Henry Adams, wrote that “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin must be wondering where his influence stops. With [...]

2 09, 2022

Walcher: Gasoline has nothing to do with fire

2022-09-02T11:30:27-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Colorado, Forest Management, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A couple of weeks ago a letter to the editor appeared in this paper and six others around the state, asserting that “Removing trees from Colorado forests will not prevent wildfires from burning.” Really? As if removing all the wood from [...]

26 08, 2022

Walcher: Just kidding, we weren’t serious

2022-08-26T13:40:37-04:00August 26th, 2022|Colorado, EPA, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A quantum physicist named Erwin Schrodinger, in a 1935 discussion with Albert Einstein, suggested a concept known as Schrodinger’s Cat, whereby an animal is both alive and dead, depending on unknowable hypothetical circumstances. There is a modern variation, in which someone [...]

19 08, 2022

Walcher: This is going to be big

2022-08-22T11:00:33-04:00August 19th, 2022|EPA, Green Groups, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel John Muir, founder of the modern environmental movement, spent much of his life working to preserve Yosemite as a national park. He later wrote, “As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, [...]

5 08, 2022

Walcher: Who needs Wyoming anyway?

2022-08-09T10:52:37-04:00August 5th, 2022|EPA, Media Coverage, Walcher, Wyoming|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The Bureau of Land Management has finalized its purchase of a 35,670-acre ranch southwest of Casper, Wyoming, its largest-ever land acquisition in that state. The Marton Ranch, stretching across Natrona and Carbon counties, has been on the BLM’s wish list for [...]

29 07, 2022

Walcher: Do they read The Daily Sentinel

2022-08-02T11:07:03-04:00July 29th, 2022|Colorado, EPA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The headline read, “Supreme Court Reins in EPA on Clean Power Plan.” On the last day of its recent session, the court released its long-anticipated ruling in West Virginia vs. EPA, four consolidated cases representing 19 states, numerous labor unions, utilities, [...]

22 07, 2022

Walcher: Protecting what is already protected

2022-07-26T12:29:59-04:00July 22nd, 2022|"Climate Change", Colorado, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The New York Times recently opined that the endangered species law could be used to stop oil and gas production nationwide, because no matter where the drilling is, it contributes to climate change everywhere. Thus, sea turtles in Florida or monk [...]

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