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It’s cheaper than ever before for people in the U.S. to install rooftop solar panels as an energy source. With the trend continuing to gain traction, states have started revisiting the laws they use to promote rooftop solar—so-called ‘net metering’ policies. An analysis by Lincoln L. Davies, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor […]
Could turning climate change into a game inspire communities to seriously consider climate change risks and what they need to do to adapt? Danya Rumore, who holds a joint appointment at the University of Utah as associate director of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program and as a research assistant professor […]
College of Law receives $250,000 gift and new $5 million endowment to top-ranked environmental law program
Gift from The ESRR Endowment Fund for the Wallace Stegner Center will enhance scholarship and programming opportunities at the prestigious Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.
Robin Craig, the William H. Leary Professor and Acting Director of the Stegner at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Environmental Law. The post will allow Craig to work with other scholars from around the world to carry out the organization’s […]
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 […]
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Arnold Reitze published an editorial in the January 14, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Current law discourages thorough vetting of proposed coal-to-liquid plant.” “The CAA places the major responsibility for regulating stationary sources on state government, with the most stringent rules imposed on major sources. However, […]
by Robin Kundis Craig for EDRblog.org. Many environmental problems, especially if they are grounded in natural resource use, face the governance challenge of changing conditions. Those transformations might occur in the natural resource or ecosystem itself—the result, for example, of over-use, invasive species, drought, sea-level rise, or climate change. However, changes can also occur in […]
S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in Outside Magazine in a story titled, “Who Controls Alaska’s Waterways.” Last month, after years of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sturgeon’s case. Sturgeon v. Masica will determine whether and how the Department of the Interior will be able to regulate waterways on the […]
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 […]
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.