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19 03, 2019

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXII: Winter 2019

2019-03-19T12:38:50+00:00March 19th, 2019|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Richardson, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXII Winter 2019. Click headlines for the full article. Green New Deal rollout rattles both sides of climate change debate Fox New Channel Die-hard skeptics of climate change believe the rollout of the Green New Deal, with its plans for wealth redistribution, [...]

15 03, 2019

Walcher: The can-and-will doctrine

2019-03-20T12:41:16+00:00March 15th, 2019|Billionaire Scammers, Conflict of Interest, Green Groups, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Let's say we're neighbors. You have a beautiful and valuable car, and you decide to sell it. But I like looking at it in your driveway, so I might offer you even more than it's worth — not to sell it. [...]

8 03, 2019

Walcher: Winning elections and keeping promises

2019-03-12T12:15:26+00:00March 8th, 2019|Colorado, Energy, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in The Daily Sentinel One of the most frustrating aspects of American politics is the failure of elected officials to do what they promised. We resent politicians who campaign on an issue — say repealing Obamacare — and seem to forget it after the election. [...]

1 03, 2019

Walcher: How green will my valley be?

2019-03-01T11:34:54+00:00March 1st, 2019|"Climate Change", Green New Deal, Media Coverage, Socialism, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The proposed "Green New Deal" has attracted enormous attention in the past few weeks, mostly negative. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise of an early vote on the measure is widely seen as a stunt, designed only to embarrass [...]

22 02, 2019

Walcher: Ode to a butterfly

2019-02-27T14:36:28+00:00February 22nd, 2019|DOI, Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Legal Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel Observing a monarch butterfly in the 1850s, Emily Dickinson wrote about its apparently aimless flitting, "Repairing everywhere, without design that I could trace, except to stray abroad on miscellaneous enterprise, the clovers understood." She knew butterflies were somewhat mysterious. They still are. Someone [...]

15 02, 2019

Walcher: What exactly is a species?

2019-02-27T14:23:30+00:00February 15th, 2019|DOI, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel For 50 years, Americans have spent untold resources worrying, arguing, regulating, and litigating, over "endangered species." You might think by now we have a clear understanding of those two simple words. We do not. Experts often disagree on whether something is [...]

8 02, 2019

Walcher: Where the buffalo don’t roam

2019-02-27T14:19:26+00:00February 8th, 2019|Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in The Daily Sentinel A talented Oregon blogger named Andy Kerr recently posted an eloquent piece called "Where the Buffalo Roam," extoling the virtues of the "American Prairie Reserve," a giant conservation project underway in Montana. He mentions the folk song, "Home on the Range," with an [...]

1 02, 2019

Walcher: Compared to what?

2019-02-06T16:26:09+00:00February 1st, 2019|"Scare Pollution", Bad Science, Manipulation, Media Coverage, Walcher|

By Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel If I said my eyes have an optical power of more than 50 dioptres, would you say that is impossible? Or perfectly normal? Or like most people, would you ask, "What in the world is a dioptre?" Context matters. In today's [...]

18 01, 2019

Walcher: ‘Rewilding’ the national parks

2019-01-19T09:38:21+00:00January 18th, 2019|Conflict of Interest, Environment, Media Coverage, Public Lands, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel We may have discovered, accidentally, a way to give the most radical environmental advocates what they want. We simply shut down the government, or at least part of it (the National Park Service). The most elitist, anti-people concept is the "rewilding [...]

11 01, 2019

Walcher: This time they went too far

2019-01-19T09:37:41+00:00January 11th, 2019|ESA, Legal, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel You can count on your 10 fingers the number of times the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously on any environmental issue. And you can count on the fingers of one hand the unanimous rulings on endangered species issues. In fact, [...]

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