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0FacultyRuple, JohnAssociate Professor (Research), Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the EnvironmentEnergy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Water Law
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands

News and Events

Ruple interviewed on KUER about naming of Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on KUER radio about the recently named Bears Ears National Monument by President Barack Obama. Ruple discusses the legal history behind the naming of monuments and the legal challenges disgruntled residents will have in trying to reverse it. Listen to the […]

Craig quoted in National Geographic on protected marine areas

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic in a story titled, “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places.” Since Theodore Roosevelt’s time, the U.S. has set aside more than 1,200 marine protected areas. They cover a quarter of all U.S. seas. […]

Keiter and Ruple discuss Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio

Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple discussed the recent Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio on December 30, 2016. The two-hour program includes public comment and discussion from: John Kovash, Utah Public Radio southern Utah correspondent Chris Saeger, Director, Western Values Project Scott Groene, Director, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance John Ruple, Research Associate […]

Ruple comments on Bears Ears National Monument for National Geographic

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple commented on the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in the December 28, 2016 edition of National Geographic. The fate of Bears Ears now rests with President-elect Trump and the incoming Congress. No previous president has tried to terminate a national monument, and according to legal scholars, […]

Ruple discusses monument designation with National Geographic

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor John Ruple was interviewed by National Geographic in a Nov. 15 story titled, “What Does Trump Mean for America’s Lands and Waters? From oil exploration to the Clean Water Act, the incoming Trump Administration stands to make a break from previous policy.” “The Antiquities Act gives the president the […]

Keiter publishes op-ed in Salt Lake Tribune on national parks centennial

On August 26, 2016 Robert B. Keiter, the Wallace Stegner Center Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and author of To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune about the national parks centennial. Read the op-ed here.

Craig quoted in National Geographic on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the August 26, 2016 edition of National Geographic in a story titled, “Hawaii Is Now Home to an Ocean Reserve Twice the Size of Texas.” President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the national marine monument off northwestern Hawaii to a 583,000-square-mile “no-take” zone.” The history and power […]

Ruple cited in Reuters story on public land transfer

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was cited in an August 20, 2016 Reuters story tilted “Conservatives split over U.S. land transfers to Western states.”  As the story notes, more than 30 bills pushing for federal land transfers were introduced in Western states in 2015, more than a dozen more have been filed […]

Ruple discusses public lands research on KPCW

John Ruple, associate professor (research) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, appeared on KPCW to discuss recently released research on public lands. New research from Ruple found that transferring millions of acres of federally managed public lands to states, as contemplated under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, would make Endangered Species Act compliance […]

EDR program cited in Priest River, Idaho land use discussion

Editor’s note: The grant received for Project 7B is from the LOR Foundation, not the College of Law EDR program as noted in the Priest River Times story. The Wallace Stegner Center’s Environmental Dispute Resolution program (EDR program) was cited as a facilitator of land use planning in northern Idaho community of Priest River. A new […]