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Keiter quoted in Outside Magazine on Alaska wilderness

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 […]

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 […]

Keiter quoted in Casper Star Tribune on Public Lands

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robert Keiter was quoted in the Casper Star Tribune on June 10, 2015. In the op-ed by from Froma Harrop titled, “Harrop Federal lands don’t belong to the states,” Keiter comments on federal ownership of state land. Some insist that the laws creating the Western states required the federal government […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keiter Participates in Sept. 18 Public Lands Debate at SUU

On September 18, 2014, Bob Keiter, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Director of the College’s Wallace Stegner Center, participated in a debate about Utah’s public lands. The debate, was held in the Sterling R. Church Auditorum in the Sharwin Smith Student Center on the campus of […]

The Future of Federal-State Land Exchanges

John Ruple University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law       Robert B. Keiter University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law       June 24, 2014 University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 84 Today, the land ownership map of the West in many places resembles a crazy […]