Author Archives: Greg Walcher

About Greg Walcher

Greg Walcher is a former Secretary of Natural Resources for the State of Colorado and now lives in Prince William County, VA. He is President of the Natural Resources Group, serves as a senior associate in a global public affairs firm, The Stillwell Group, and is a senior advisor to the respected environmental permitting firm of Dawson and Associates.

Can’t Win for Losing

If we continue to burn coal to generate electricity, we might destroy the Earth’s capacity to support life. If we switch to natural gas, then fracking might poison the water and set our faucets on fire. Biomass sounds good, but … Continue reading

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Your Government Will Take That!

Suzette Kelo bought what she thought was her dream house, a little pink cottage in Connecticut with a great view, where the Thames River flows into Long Island Sound. She lovingly restored the home, but her dream didn’t last. When … Continue reading

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In the end, there is truth.

One of America’s founding principles is the public’s right to know what their government is doing. The framers of the Constitution mentioned no exceptions, not even for national security, but a free press was permanently enshrined in the First Amendment, … Continue reading

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Is Capitalism Good for the Environment?

It has been said that capitalism works for a very simple reason – people can be counted on to do what is in their own interest. That has been the basis of human interaction since the beginning of time. One villager would catch fish and sell them to others, which helped the fisherman succeed, but also helped the others, who needed fish. In fact, the only way to make money in a free market is to supply others with something they need, and are willing to pay for. Selfishness does not profit unless it also helps others. Continue reading

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This

Here is a headline we could have written any time during the past twenty years, and probably any time in the next twenty: Washington Monument Closed Again. Closing the landmark to pressure Congress into giving the Park Service more money … Continue reading

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