JOHN RUPLE portrait
  • Research Associate Professor, College Of Law

Research Keywords

  • public lands policy
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Water Rights
  • Water Resources, Management or Planning

Presentations

  • "Planning 2.0: How the BLM’s Planning Rules Changed, How They Stayed the Same, and What That Means for You," at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/20/2017.
  • "Recent Developments Federal Public Land Management and Fiscal Considerations for Western States," at the National Conference of State Legislators Regional Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 06/22/2017.
  • "Unraveling National Monuments: Authority, Meaning, and the Ability to Undo," at Celebrate Cedar Mesa. Panel, Presented, 03/03/2017.
  • "Alternatives to the Transfer of Public Lands Act," presented in conjunction with participation in the Property and Environment Research Center’s Workshop on Innovations in Public Land Management: Economics, Law & Policy. Other, Presented, 05/19/2016.
  • "Treating the Illness, Not Just the Symptoms: Alternatives to the Transfer of Public Lands Act," at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute. Presentation, Presented, 03/10/2016.
  • "Federal Public Land Management and Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act," at the Council of State Governments-West’s Legislative Council on River Governance. Presentation, Presented, 08/24/2015.
  • "Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act," at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute. Presentation, Presented, 05/29/2015.
  • "Federal Public Lands Management and Utah's Transfer of Public Lands Act," to the Women's State Legislative Council of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 02/11/2015.
  • "Lands with Wilderness Characteristics: Impacts on Oil Shale and Oil Sands Development, at the University of Utah," at the University of Utah Unconventional Fuels Conference. Presentation, Presented, 05/2012.
  • "Water for Electric Power in a Carbon Constrained World," at the S.J. Quinney College of Law Symposium: Electric Power in a Carbon Constrained World. Presentation, Presented, 02/2012.
  • Comparative Groundwater Law & Policy Program: Utah Case Study, at the Stanford University Comparative Groundwater Law & Policy Program (Oct. 18, 2011). Presentation, Presented, 10/2011.
  • "‘Wild Lands’ and Wilderness - Implications for Utah’s Unconventional Fuels Industry," at the University of Utah, Unconventional Fuels Conference. Presentation, Presented, 05/2011.
  • "Conjunctive Surface and Groundwater Management in Utah," at the University of Idaho Law Review Symposium One Source: Evolution of the Policies Surrounding Ground and Surface Water Management in the West. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • "Challenges and Impacts to Commercial Oil Shale Development: Land Use & Water Resources," special presentation to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Presentation, Presented, 01/2010.
  • "Water for Oil Shale in Utah and Colorado: Two Opportunities to Create Clarity," at the University of Calgary, Critical Intersections for Energy & Water Law: Exploring New Challenges & Opportunities Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2009.

Publications

  • John Ruple, The Rise and Fall of Planning 2.0 and Other Developments in BLM Land Management Planning, 63 Rocky Mtn. Min. L. Inst. __ (2017). In press, 06/15/2017.
  • Mark Capone & John Ruple, NEPA and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Statutory Categorical Exclusions: What are the Environmental Costs of Expedited Oil and Gas Development?, 18 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 371 (2017). Published, 01/15/2017.
    http://vjel.vermontlaw.edu/files/2017/05/Capone_FP...
  • John Ruple and Mark Capone, NEPA, FLPMA, and Impact Reduction: An Empirical Assessment of BLM Resource Management Plannin and NEPA in the Mountain West, 46 Envtl. L. 101 (2016). Published, 01/24/2017.
    https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/23293-46-4ruplec...
  • John Ruple et al., Shooting the Albatros: Why a State Takeover of Federal Public Lands Would Make Endangered Species Act Compliance More Difficult, 39 Environs Envtl. L. & Policy J. 115 (2016). Published, 02/16/2016.
    http://environs.law.ucdavis.edu/volumes/39/2/artic...
  • John Ruple, Robert Keiter & Andrew Ognibene, National Monuments and National Conservation Areas: A Comprison in Light of the Bears Ears Proposal, Stegner Center White Paper No. 2016-02 (2016). Published, 09/11/2016.
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_i...
  • John Ruple and Mark Capone, NEPA--Substantive Effectiveness Under a Procedural Mandate: Assessment of Oil and Gae EISs in the Mountain West, 7 Geo. Wash. J. Energy & Envtl. L. 39 (2016). Published, 11/2016.
    https://gwujeel.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/jeel_v...
  • John C. Ruple and Robert B. Keiter, When Winning Means Losing: Why a State Takeover of Public Lands May Leave States Without the Minerals they Covet, Wallace Stegner Center White Paper No. 2015-02 (2015). Released, 12/09/2015.
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id...
  • John C. Ruple, Legal and Policy Considerations Involving Oil Shale Bearing Lands and the Resources they Contain, in Utah OIl Shale: Science, Technology, and Policy Perspectives (CRC Press 2016). Published, 06/2015.
  • John C. Ruple, Legal and Policy Considerations Involving Water for Oil Shale Development, in Utah OIl Shale: Science, Technology, and Policy Perspectives (CRC Press 2016). Published, 06/2015.
  • Kerry E. Kelly, John C. Ruple, and Jon Wilkey, Oil Shale Development, Air Quality, and Carbon Emission Management, in Utah OIl Shale: Science, Technology, and Policy Perspectives (CRC Press 2016). Published, 06/2015.
  • John Ruple & Robert Keiter, The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the ‘Public’ Out of Public Lands, Stegner Center White Paper No. 2015-01 (2015). Published, 01/2015.
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id...
  • Robert Keiter & John Ruple, A Legal Analysis of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement, Stegner Center White Paper No. 2014-2 (2014). Published, 10/2014.
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id...
  • John Ruple & Robert Keiter, The Future of Federal-State Land Exchanges, Stegner Center White Paper No. 2014-1 (2014). Published, 06/2014.
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id...
  • Robert Adler & John Ruple, Water Resources, in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (2d ed., American Bar Ass’n 2014). Published, 10/2014.
  • Lincoln Davies, Kirsten Uchitel & John Ruple, Understanding Barriers to Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture and Sequestration in the United States: An Empirical Assessment, 59 Energy Policy J. 745–61 (2013). Published, 05/2013.
  • John Ruple, Water for Power in the Twenty-First Century: What a Growing Population, Changing Climate, and Energy Development Mean for Utah’s Water Resources, 32 Utah Env’tl. L. Rev. 363 (2012). Published, 09/2012.
  • Heather Tanana & John Ruple, Energy Development Within Indian Country: Working Within the Realm of Indian Law and Working Towards Collaboration, 32 Utah Env’tl. L. Rev. 1 (2012). Published, 03/2012.
  • John Ruple, Clear law and Murky Facts: Utah’s Approach to Conjunctive Surface and Groundwater Management, 47 Idaho L. Rev. 217 (2011). Published, 06/2011.
  • John Ruple & Robert Keiter, Water for Commercial Oil Shale Development in Utah: Clarifying How Much Water is Needed and Available, 28 J. Energy & Natural Res. L. 49 (2010). Published, 06/2010.
  • Kirsten Uchitel, John Ruple & Robert Keiter, Oil Shale: A Solution to the Liquid Fuel Dilemma, in Resource Management Challenges in the Context of Potential Oil Shale Development (American Chemical Society 2010). Published, 06/2010.
  • John Ruple & Robert Keiter, Water for Commercial Oil Shale Development in Utah: Allocating Scarce Resources and the Search for New Sources of Supply, 30 J. Land, Res., & Env’tl. L. 95 (2010) . Published, 06/2010.
  • John Ruple, The Navajo Gallup Project: Legality of Interstate/Interbasin Diversions Under the Colorado River Compact, 24 J. Land, Res., & Env’tl. L. 475 (2004). Published, 09/2004.
  • John Ruple & David Mears, NRDC v. Abraham: Preventing the Department of Energy from Defining Away High-Level Nuclear Waste, 24 J. Land, Res., & Env’tl. L. 77 (2004). Published, 03/2004.