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Ruple comments on public lands ownership for The Joplin Globe and Christian Science Monitor

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor John Ruple was quote in the January 17, 2016 issue of The Joplin Globe in a story titled, “Federal ownership of western lands never in doubt despite militia claims.” He was also quoted in the January 30, 2016 edition of The Christian Science Monitor. Ruple said: “Federal ownership of […]

Keiter and Ruple cited in Salt Lake Tribune op-ed

S.J. Quinney College of Law professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple were cited in a January 19, 2016 op-ed authored by Brian Maffly of The Salt Lake Tribune. Titled, “The history and law behind Utah’s bid to gain federal public lands,” the opinion story outlines Utah’s claim to federal lands. And Keiter and Ruple contend a […]

Keiter and Ruple quoted in U.S. News and World Report on Oregon insurrection

Professors Robert Keither and John Ruple were quoted in a January 6, 2016 story U.S. News and World Report story titled, “Why Obama’s Got His Hands On Your Land.” “It’s kind of ironic that this is happening here,” says attorney John Ruple, an associate law professor at the University of Utah who specializes in public […]

Ruple interviewed by NPR national on public lands research

Research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act was discussed on a segment that aired on NPR national on New Year’s Eve. Professor John Ruple was interviewed by reporter Kirk Siegler about Utah’s […]

Ruple appears on ABC 4 to discuss public lands debate

New research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act continues to gain traction in the media. Professor John Ruple was featured on ABC 4 on Dec. 10. View the segment here.  The […]

White paper by Keiter and Ruple featured in Salt Lake Tribune

New research from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s  S.J. Quinney College of Law exploring the issue of mineral resources under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 9. Read the article, featuring professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple, here.

Federal lands takeover won’t help state obtain mineral resources, new research from Stegner Center shows

If states overcome long odds to prevail in their efforts to take over public lands from the federal government, states would not obtain significant mineral resources — a factor that could hobble the state’s economy, a new analysis released from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s […]

Stegner Center Public Lands Paper Cited in Montana Op-Eds

The white paper published by the Wallace Stegner Center’s Robert Keiter and John Ruple in response to the Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act continues to drawn discussion. On February 3, 2015 the Billings Gazette published an op-ed by Montana resident Dave Mari. The paper titled, “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” concludes that the […]

Keiter and Ruple Cited in Denver Post on Possible Public Lands Takeover

The Wallace Stegner Center’s Bob Keiter and John Ruple were cited in a February 25, 2015 Denver Post article titled, “Conservation groups unite to oppose takeover of land.” Read the story in the Denver Post »

Stegner Center’s Responses to Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act Garners Wide Media Coverage

The white paper published by the Wallace Stegner Center’s Robert Keiter and John Ruple  in response to the Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act has drawn wide media coverage and discussion. The paper titled, “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” concludes that the TPLA hinders, rather than helps, efforts to […]