15 10, 2021

Walcher: Playing games with dying forests

2021-10-18T13:24:39-04:00October 15th, 2021|Conflict of Interest, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Folk singer Don McLean ended “Vincent,” his classic 1972 tribute to Van Gogh, with the 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 is often [...]

1 10, 2021

Walcher: Much ado about three jobs

2021-10-05T15:09:50-04:00October 1st, 2021|Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When it was announced in 2019 that, at long last, headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management would be moved to Grand Junction, there was rejoicing in western public land states, where leaders had advocated the move for a generation. There [...]

24 09, 2021

Walcher: Rockefeller’s gift to wildlife

2021-09-27T15:07:19-04:00September 24th, 2021|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel In the 1967 Oscar-winning film, The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman’s character weighs various potential careers. One neighbor famously advises him about a great future with “One word: plastics.” At the time, it was a clever satire, since there was nothing new about [...]

22 09, 2021

E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXII: Summer 2021

2021-09-22T12:12:01-04:00September 22nd, 2021|E&E Legal Letters, Grimes, Milloy, Walcher|

Click here to download a complete pdf version of E&E Legal Letters Issue XXXII Summer. Click headlines for the full article. Not Our Founding Father’s Infrastructure Bill by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, as appearing on RealClear Energy “And what I’m proud to say is that is what our forefathers intended,” says Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) [...]

10 09, 2021

Widening the rural-urban divide

2021-09-14T12:26:20-04:00September 10th, 2021|Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Colorado’s congressional redistricting commission has released its new draft map showing the likely district lines for the next decade. The commission and its staff worked for several months on the map, and lots of news stories quote various political pundits, mostly [...]

27 08, 2021

Walcher: Saving forests and leisure suits

2021-08-27T11:23:54-04:00August 27th, 2021|Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel We sometimes laugh at our 1970s pictures, now fading mercifully. I personally never liked bell bottoms, white belts, or double-knit polyester leisure suits. But I wore them because they were all the rage. We all had to, because in that era [...]

20 08, 2021

Walcher: Finding logic in the irrational

2021-08-23T14:37:33-04:00August 20th, 2021|Corporate Greenwashing, Greenwashing, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel It is ironic to see Phillip Morris advertising its “vision of a smoke-free future,” and putting $1 billion into the Foundation for a Smoke Free World. Or to watch R.J. Reynolds spend millions of dollars on “youth tobacco prevention.” America’s largest [...]

13 08, 2021

Walcher: Playing the blame game

2021-08-23T14:30:34-04:00August 13th, 2021|Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The 19th century French historian Chateaubriand once wrote that forests precede civilizations, and deserts follow them. Looking out today at smoke that covers half the country, and mudslides that bury major highways, we should wonder if we really want that to [...]

6 08, 2021

Walcher: Winning the lottery

2021-08-09T14:50:25-04:00August 6th, 2021|Electrification, Environment, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A Capital Research Center writer and investigative researcher named Hayden Ludwig published a column asserting that “If you’re alive today, you won the lottery.” He draws a stark contrast between the blessings of modern life, and the drastic changes in policies [...]

23 07, 2021

Walcher: Theodore Roosvelt’s monumental gambit

2021-07-26T12:31:53-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Environment, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The New York Times ran an uncharacteristically long editorial last week about President’s Biden’s environmental agenda, headlined, “Joe Biden’s Monumental Environmental Gambit.” It was a gushy puff piece, like we have grown to expect from that source, leading with the probably-accurate [...]

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