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Law professor John Leshy on the Antiquities Act and the Trump Administration

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, UC Hastings law professor emeritus and former Interior Department Solicitor John Leshy talks about the Antiquities Act, a strange ruling from the U.S. Court of Claims, and what he’s watching for at Interior under Secretary Ryan Zinke.

  • This week in Western history: Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives

Host/producer: Aaron Weiss
Music: Purple Planet

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"He's more like a mad king. And this monarch has control over the crown jewels of America's #publiclands. They are not in safe hands." @SecretaryZinke
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"There is no scenario in which the United States could become self-sufficient — much less 'energy dominant' — in uranium." @MiriamWasser
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How the Grand Canyon could be the next target for uranium mining:

Trump administration ignores market realities and endangers tribes and the Colorado River.
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Secretary Zinke must enforce the law, confiscate Bundy’s illegal cows

Will the Interior Department be a “good neighbor” or Cliven’s doormat?...

January 9th, 2018

The Trump administration gave presents to oil and gas companies; taxpayers got a lump of coal

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke kept himself busy while while you were on vacation....

January 2nd, 2018

Photos: Drilling America’s Heritage

Under Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Interior Department has become a rubber stamp for the oil and gas industry. A recent...

December 18th, 2017