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Ruple quoted in EE News article about presidential nominee Elizabeth Warren’s public lands plan

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was quoted in EE News in an article titled, “Will Warren’s plan push climate to the forefront?” The article states: John Ruple, a professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, said Warren’s full plan for reimagining the role of public […]

Ruple publishes review of national monument reductions in Harvard Environmental Law Review

Newly published research by John Ruple, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, contains the first and only comprehensive review of every prior national monument reductions that occurred as a result of presidential action. Ruple’s article, The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Modifications, is […]

Ruple visits Pakistan to address looming water crisis and water security

In Pakistan, reliable drinking water is accessible to less than 15 percent of the population, inadequate sanitation contributes to preventable waterborne diseases, and inefficient water management leads to distribution inequities. These problems will increase as Pakistan’s population grows, climate change impacts water availability, and as reservoirs fill with sediment and lose capacity. As the country’s […]

Ruple interviewed on Science Friday about the legal arguments of national monument reductions

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor of Research John Ruple was interviewed on Science Friday in an episode titled, “What’s Next For Utah’s Bony Treasures?” Ruple discussed the legal arguments behind cutting back the monuments lands. Click here to listen to the full episode »

Ruple featured in “Bundyville” podcast by Oregon Public Broadcasting

John Ruple, associate professor (research) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently appeared on a new public radio podcast by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) titled “Bundyville,” which explores politics and beliefs that drive Cliven Bundy, the rancher who refused  to pay federal grazing fees and later faced off with government agents in an armed standoff […]

Ruple co-authors op-ed on future of national monuments in The Hill

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple co-authored a commentary piece in The Hill about the future of national monuments under the Trump administration.   The piece, co-written by Sean B. Hecht, is titled “Congressional attack on national monuments ignores America’s conservation history.”  

Ruple testifies before Congress about Federal Land Freedom Act

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple testified before Congress in Washington D.C. on Sept. 6.  Ruple spoke about the “Federal Land Freedom Act” to members of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Listen to the hearing here. 

Ruple quoted in Outside magazine

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was quoted in Outside magazine in an article titled “Trump Will Have a Hard Time Shrinking the Monuments.” Ruple’s legal commentary addresses issues related to the future of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.    Read an excerpt of the article below: In […]

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.”