Can federalism’s flexibility recover endangered species?

The federal Endangered Species Act has generated a lot of conflict over the last 44 years, but has little to … More

How should environmentalists feel about the Constitution?

The environmental movement is young by constitutional standards, gaining steam in the early 20th century and becoming a powerful political … More

Secretary Zinke’s Bears Ears recommendation would empower tribes and promote better stewardship

Last week, Interior Secretary Zinke released an interim report suggesting that the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument should be redrawn and management of the area reconsidered. In less than a day, before knowing what the new boundaries or management would be, lawsuits were threatened. If carried out, the proposal will empower tribes, promote better stewardship, and limit unnecessary regulation.