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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 […]

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 […]

Congressional Quarterly cites public lands work of Keiter and Ruple

The April 22, 2016 issue of Congressional Quarterly cited the work of Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in an article titled, “Managing Western Lands: Should the U.S. turn over federal lands to the states?” But John Ruple, a University of Utah law professor and co-author of a legal analysis of the transfer movement, says Utah […]

Ruple quoted in, “4 Myths About America’s Parks and Public Lands”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was quoted in a Wilderness Society story titled, “4 Myths About America’s Parks and Public Lands.” Ruple was one of four public lands experts cited. The story got broad exposure when shared by Outdoor Industry Association. Read the complete story at OutdoorIndustry.org»

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 […]

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 […]