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This is the grave of George Bird Grinnell. Born in 1849 to an old money New York elite family, Grinnell graduated from Yale in 1870. He was part of a first generation of easterners fascinated by a disappearing American West and he would make his career around this. After graduation, he was able to follow […]

The Monuments

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On December 4, 2017

I hate these people so much. President Donald Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in t

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Above: Drill, Baby, Drill! In the midst of Trump’s word diarrhea yesterday around everything from NAFTA (I feel like I should write about this but of course Trump doesn’t even understand what NAFTA is) to the 9th Circuit, he dropped something that is genuinely pretty concerning, and that’s potentially getting rid of the recent national […]
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No to Federal Land Transfers

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On February 4, 2017
For most of you, the issue of western public lands is probably not as important as the other horrors that is the Republican policy agenda. But for a westerner, this stuff is exceedingly important, whether you are a hiker or you are Cliven Bundy. Jason Chaffetz, the most principled man in Washington except for all […]

Western Water

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On June 21, 2016

I know the law job market is horrible, but I always felt that going into water law in the West was a pretty much limitless market, given the brutal battles between states and between the U.S. and Mexi

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