Reitze discusses SCOTUS hold on Clean Power Plan in RadioWest interview

On February 10, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Arnold Reitze was interviewed on KUER’s RadioWest about the U.S. Supreme Court’s hold on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. But, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has put the rules on hold, Rocky Mountain Power and state environmental regulators are left in limbo, since they’re already […]

Keiter quoted in Greenware on occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the February 5, 2016 issue of Greenwire in a story titled, “Why LaVoy Finicum spurned the government.” On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to the 1890s, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s authority to regulate public lands, as well as wildlife and activities on […]

Four Principles of Conflict Resolution and Collaboration

By Dan Adams for This month marks my 20th anniversary of being a mediator and facilitator! I have been pondering my career, assessing my experiences, and thinking about areas in which I want to grow and develop. I also recently had the opportunity to co-facilitate the Utah Forum on Collaboration on November 19, 2015. […]

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 […]

Craig appointed to IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Robin Craig, a professor 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 mission, which is to assure the integrity and conserve […]

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 […]

Civity: The Other Keystone XL Story

By Palma Strand for On November 6, 2015, President Obama endorsed a decision by the U.S. State Department that the Keystone XL Pipeline – “a pipeline that would carry Canadian crude oil through our heartland to ports in the Gulf of Mexico and out into the world market” – would not serve the national […]

McLaughlin featured in Forbes magazine story on conservation easements

Professor Nancy McLaughlin was featured in the January 14, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine in a story titled, “Conservation Easement Tax Deductions And Valuation Abuse.” “Professor McLaughlin has done a great service by summing up litigation concerning valuation easements in her article Conservation Easements and the Valuation Conundrum. She notes that over the last decade, […]

Reitze authors op-ed on proposed coal-to-liquid fuel plant

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, […]

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 […]