In the not so distant future, as the planet burns, the nation reels from the effects of a pandemic, Truth … More
What the Bears Ears management plan does — and doesn’t do
Public lands lovers have been up in arms since the Trump administration issued the final management plans for what’s left … More
Go West, BLM!
Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — who has ridden off into the revolving-door sunset — had a lot of bad … More
Is Trump policy really fueling a Western fracking boom?
When he was elected, President Donald Trump promised that he’d achieve American energy dominance by rolling back regulations on oil … More
UPDATE: Bears Ears management plan is finalized
The Bureau of Land Management released its finalized Bears Ears National Monument management plan on Feb. 6, despite the fact … More
The inundation of Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’ national parks, in four charts
Are the national parks and monuments of the American West getting overrun by hordes of tourists? The short answer: Yes. … More
Interior Secy. Zinke is Albert Fall and other writings on energy/public lands
In a harried attempt to keep up with the Trump administration’s assault on public lands, I’ve put out a flurry … More
Why President Obama needs to designate a Bears Ears National Monument
“People have always stereotyped and cartooned Blanding in an unfair way. I get tired of redneck knuckleheads cartooning the environmentalists, … More
Comb Ridge parcel privatized: A sign of things to come?
It was like a sucker punch to the gut last week when the State of Utah sold off 800 acres … More
Exploring the notion of “Home”
My High Country News cover story about the Bears Ears national monument proposal has finally entered the inter-tubes. For those … More