Stegner Center Releases Legal Analysis of Utah’s Efforts to Control Federal Public Lands

October 29, 2014 — The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law today released a White Paper titled “A Legal Analysis of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement.” The White Paper discusses Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, or TPLA, which demands that […]

Federal Lands Takeover Would Harm the Public

Press release dated January 27, 2015 – The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law today released a White Paper titled “The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands.” The White Paper discusses Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Water Diplomacy… in the West?

By Danya Rumore for EDRblog.org Throughout the western US, drought conditions have made water a pressing issue on many people’s minds. While the water shortage problem is clear, the solutions are not. But the reality is that there’s only so much we can do because there’s only so much water. Right? Yes and no. Physically […]

Straube Co-Authors NR&E Article Praising iNEPA, the ‘iPhone of Environmental Review’

Michele Straube, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center, published an article in the Summer 2015 issue of Natural Resources & Environment. Co-authored by Jessica Clement, director of the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources at the Ruckelshaus Institute, Haub School of Environment […]

Ruple publishes national monument op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune

Wallace Stegner Center professor John Ruple published an op-ed in the March 26, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. The opinion, titled “Recent national monuments have protected local interests,” addresses public lands and the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument proposal. For 110 years, the Antiquities Act has empowered presidents to protect lands […]