24 06, 2022

Walcher: Trying to seal the deal

2022-06-27T08:57:56-04:00June 24th, 2022|Colorado, ESA, Fake News, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel A disturbing photo topped the June 15 New York Times article, supposedly graphic evidence that the Earth is dying, starting with its cutest animals. It is a compelling picture, although the message is as misleading as it is powerful. It shows [...]

17 06, 2022

Walcher: Fixing what isn’t broken

2022-06-20T12:30:50-04:00June 17th, 2022|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel President Jimmy Carter’s Office of Management and Budget Director Bert Lance is best remembered for a corruption scandal involving Calhoun National Bank. But he is also the one who popularized the corny phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” “That’s [...]

10 06, 2022

Walcher: Going with the flow

2022-06-13T11:49:25-04:00June 10th, 2022|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Several recent newspaper articles have focused on the Colorado River, because of the historically low water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead. A recent follow-up in Greenwire asked the rhetorical question, “Could the Colorado River Compact adapt to go with [...]

3 06, 2022

Walcher: Draining the bathtub

2022-06-06T10:51:35-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Last week, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton told a Senate committee the government must reassess its management of the Colorado River Basin because of unprecedented drought. She cited the historically low levels of both Lake Powell and Lake Mead, though [...]

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 [...]

4 02, 2022

Walcher: The problem is serious, the response isn’t

2022-02-07T09:49:23-05:00February 4th, 2022|Colorado, Infrastructure, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel President Biden travelled to Pittsburgh last week to push his proposed $1.2 trillion “Build Back Better Act.” In one of the great coincidences in the annals of political strategy, a major bridge collapsed just before his arrival, sending a bus and [...]

9 07, 2021

Walcher: Does Congress authorize or direct?

2021-07-13T14:08:19-04:00July 9th, 2021|Colorado, Conflict of Interest, Forest Management, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The forest health crisis in America has reached such staggering proportions, it is no exaggeration to say, that one generation of national leaders has squandered the greatest legacy of the conservation movement — our national forests. During the last 20 years, [...]

30 06, 2021

Walcher: Checks, balances and the rule of law

2021-07-06T15:08:37-04:00June 30th, 2021|Colorado, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Harry Truman was famous for the simple instruction, “Say what you mean, mean what you say.” He was talking about personal communication, not differing interpretations of law. In his day, the law was generally clear about what was legal and what [...]

25 06, 2021

Walcher: No boating or swimming here

2021-06-28T10:02:32-04:00June 25th, 2021|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, Water|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When I open Google or any other search engine, I not only get the search box, but also a host of suggested articles that some algorithm thinks I might care about. I rarely open any of them, but this morning one [...]

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