Robert Keiter

3. The Endangered Species Act

Mar 12, 2019
James Marvin Phelps

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the American West. This week, UPR's Niall Clancy explores the perceptions and realities of the ESA with the help of the University of Utah's Dr. Bob Keiter.

Romney Calls For Endangered Species Act Reform

Oct 19, 2018
Niall Clancy

The Endangered Species Act has prevented the extinction of iconic species such as the Humpback Whale, Florida Manatee and Bald Eagle. It has also generated considerable controversy. 

Who Will Handle Bears Ears Shrinkage?

Jun 14, 2017
nps.gov

In a report Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed downsizing the Bears Ears National Monument. 

In the language of the original 1906 Antiquities Act, Sec. Zinke’s report notes there are "objects of historic or scientific interest” within Bears Ears, but recommends shrinking its boundaries to "the smallest area compatible" with their preservation. The report did not detail how the monument should be shrunk.