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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 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 […]

Transfer of federal lands to states would make Endangered Species Act compliance more expensive and difficult

New study published in a University of California, Davis environmental journal explores the impact of a land transfer on Endangered Species Act compliance. (June 29, 2016) — New research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law finds that transferring millions of acres of federally managed public lands to states, as contemplated under […]

Public lands research by Keiter and Ruple mentioned in Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune referenced research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in a news article published this week related to the state’s lawsuit over federal lands. Keiter and Ruple have published several white papers on various issues related to the transfer of public lands from […]

Keiter’s speech in Idaho Falls covered by local press

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter spoke in Idaho Falls this week about the transfer of federal lands to state control. Keiter’s visit was covered by the ABC affiliate in Idaho Falls. View the news clip here. 

Keiter featured in National Parks Traveler Centennial Series

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter kicked off the National Parks Traveler series titled, “Centennial Series | National Park System Expansion: Confronting A Second Century Challenge.” Editor’s note: With the National Park Service’s centennial soon upon us, National Parks Traveler is rolling out its Centennial Series, a collection of papers that touch on […]