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 more difficult by increasing compliance costs and lengthening the time required to obtain project approvals. In the new study published in Environs Environmental Law & Policy Journal,  John Ruple and co-authors explained that a transfer would not eliminate requirements to comply with the Endangered Species Act, and that a transfer would increase the amount of time and money need to complete ESA permitting.

Listen to the segment here »