Thoughts on Bears Ears, December 2017: Legal Expert

Dec 14, 2017

KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with John Ruple University of Utah Professor of Law, about legal interpretations of President Trump's cuts of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah.

The first part of their interview covered the 1906 Antiquities Act, and what authority presidents have to declare or repeal monuments. Click below to listen.

The second part of their interview covered land designations, natural resource extraction, and the questions no one is asking at this point in the Bears Ears debate.

 Disclosure: Professor Ruple also serves on the board of directors of the environmental advocacy group, Friends of Cedar Mesa.