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 [...]

18 06, 2021

Walcher: You guys should talk

2021-06-23T15:02:58-04:00June 18th, 2021|Colorado, Media Coverage, Walcher, WOTUS|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel When different branches of the same organization work at cross purposes, it is often said that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. One seemingly unrelated pair of current political initiatives illustrates the point. Several times over [...]

11 06, 2021

Walcher: To divide is to conquer

2021-06-16T10:47:03-04:00June 11th, 2021|Colorado, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Julius Caesar is said to have coined the phrase “divide et impera,” which means divide and conquer. It was his successful war strategy against the Gauls, and it has been working for military generals, and for political opponents, ever since. On [...]

15 10, 2020

Walcher: Aren’t they all the same?

2020-10-19T10:56:53-04:00October 15th, 2020|Colorado, ESA, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel In 1998 the government added “Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse” to the endangered species list, a decision that has cost Front Range communities millions. The state argued that this “subspecies” is no different than ordinary field mice everywhere. A respected geneticist at [...]

1 10, 2020

Walcher: But that’s where the money is

2020-10-05T10:31:11-04:00October 1st, 2020|Colorado, Communism, Green New Deal, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Willy Sutton famously told a reporter that he robbed banks for one simple reason: “That’s where the money is.” Now, it is as if someone said to him, “You can go ahead and steal money, but not from banks.” There have [...]

24 09, 2020

Walcher: Growing crops or growing weeds

2020-09-29T10:15:38-04:00September 24th, 2020|Colorado, Land use, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Some years ago I spent a day burning ditches around my peach orchard, as many growers do every spring. The location near Interstate 70 allowed passing cars to see the fires (mine and a couple others), and several grabbed their cell [...]

13 08, 2020

Walcher: Lawsuits that flow in the dark

2020-08-17T16:32:55-04:00August 13th, 2020|Colorado, Communism, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel The administration recently released a report called “Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Advantage,” compiled after an eight-month review by the White House Nuclear Fuel Working Group. That was composed of all the federal agencies involved in nuclear power, nuclear defense, and public [...]

6 08, 2020

Walcher: The no-action alternative

2020-08-11T10:30:54-04:00August 6th, 2020|Colorado, Media Coverage, NEPA, Walcher|

by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As appearing in the Daily Sentinel Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart attracted attention in the 1980s with a proposal to cut America’s defense budget in half. That was not unusual in the post-Vietnam era, but what made Hart stand out (enough to become front-runner for president in [...]

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