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0FacultyRuple, JohnAssociate Professor (Research), Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the EnvironmentEnergy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands, Water Law
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands

News and Events

Diné on Bears Ears Panel Discussion

7:00-9:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom The proclamation of Bears Ears National Monument in December 2016 emerged largely through the advocacy of a coalition of Native peoples that included the Navajo Nation. The designation has incited heated debates in Utah and across the United States. Join us for a screening of the […]

Keiter quoted in National Geographic on future of Bears Ears

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in National Geographic on the future of Bears Ears.  Read the full article here. 

Ruple interviewed on RadioWest about Interior Secretary’s recommendations for Bears Ears

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed KUER’s RadioWest show about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report to the White House on recommendations for Bears Ears National Monument. Listen to the full show here »

Ruple interviewed on Utah Public Radio about federal land history

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on Utah Public Radio in an article titled, “Returning Or Taking? U Of U Law Professor Discusses Utah’s Federal Land History.”

Ruple quoted by media about Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple has been quoted by different media outlets about the Antiquities Act and Bears Ears National Monument. Salt Lake Magazine » Politifact »

Ruple interviewed on KUER about naming of Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on KUER radio about the recently named Bears Ears National Monument by President Barack Obama. Ruple discusses the legal history behind the naming of monuments and the legal challenges disgruntled residents will have in trying to reverse it. Listen to the […]

Craig quoted in National Geographic on protected marine areas

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic in a story titled, “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places.” Since Theodore Roosevelt’s time, the U.S. has set aside more than 1,200 marine protected areas. They cover a quarter of all U.S. seas. […]

Keiter and Ruple discuss Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio

Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple discussed the recent Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio on December 30, 2016. The two-hour program includes public comment and discussion from: John Kovash, Utah Public Radio southern Utah correspondent Chris Saeger, Director, Western Values Project Scott Groene, Director, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance John Ruple, Research Associate […]

Ruple comments on Bears Ears National Monument for National Geographic

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple commented on the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in the December 28, 2016 edition of National Geographic. The fate of Bears Ears now rests with President-elect Trump and the incoming Congress. No previous president has tried to terminate a national monument, and according to legal scholars, […]

Ruple discusses monument designation with National Geographic

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor John Ruple was interviewed by National Geographic in a Nov. 15 story titled, “What Does Trump Mean for America’s Lands and Waters? From oil exploration to the Clean Water Act, the incoming Trump Administration stands to make a break from previous policy.” “The Antiquities Act gives the president the […]