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Greg Walcher
Greg Walcher
Greg Walcher is a popular speaker, writer, and one of the most recognized and respected national leaders in environmental policy. Former head of the Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources, he is the author of "Smoking Them Out: the Theft of the Environment and How to Take it Back," published in 2013.
 

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Sep. 12, 2013 8:56 am
Voltaire once wrote that "men argue; nature acts." We are seeing that action in catastrophic forest fires across the western United States, while land managers, politicians, lobbyists, foresters and environmentalists continue to argue. We watch the news about these unprecedented wildfires burning forests and destroying homes, but a central fact is rarely mentioned: These fires are not natural....  Read More
Jun. 7, 2012 9:35 am
The United States is about to become the first country in history to adopt policies to ensure its own decline. Melodramatic? Consider that the U.S. is steadily adopting an environmental agenda promoting a lower standard of living for future generations – literally, pushing Americans to travel less, live in smaller and less comfortable homes, give up their cars and eliminate many modern...  Read More
Oct. 17, 2011 4:03 pm
An ancient writer once said, "were fear is present, wisdom cannot be." That could well be said of the current hysteria about hydraulic fracturing, a proven technology to produce clean-burning natural gas and oil. Simply explained, a mix of water (99.5%), sand, and chemicals is pumped under high pressure to create minute cracks in rock formations thousands of feet below the surface so oil and gas...  Read More
Mar. 10, 2011 5:01 pm
Government no longer “spends your money.” It “invests in your future.” If, despite that clear distinction, you still don’t feel good about multi-trillion-dollar deficits, it’s because you must understand one of the most important techniques in the art of debate – when you’re losing, change the terms. Successful politicians must master that art if they want to push unpopular policies. If “illegal...  Read More
Jun. 22, 2010 6:12 pm
The Deepwater Horizon accident and the resulting oil leak is a tragedy on many levels, costing the lives of 11 workers, displacing hundreds of others, costing an entire region jobs and tax revenue, and beginning an environmental catastrophe that will take years to heal. Watching the reaction of politicians, business leaders and the media has made the whole spectacle worse, if that’s possible, and...  Read More
Apr. 7, 2010 2:02 pm
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a broad and complex mission to control air and water pollution, hazardous waste, chemicals, radiation, and a wide range of other environmental hazards. Does that include rain? Apparently so. The EPA has proposed a new initiative to "rein in the rain," as Americans for Prosperity aptly puts it. The agency is proposing requirements "including design...  Read More
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