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Dec 20 2016 | Center News
The past year was a fruitful and busy one at the Center for the American West. Our core team has been hard at work in 2016 and are eagerly preparing for 2017.
The political sea change set on Election Day brought urgency and greater weight to two issues discussed at the sixth State of the West Symposium: Immigration and health care.
Dec 7 2016 | ... & the West Blog
The fishing rights promised to the Pacific Northwest’s Native Americans 160 years ago are proving the sharpest knife the region's environmentalists possess. So far in 2016, these rights have undergirded decisions to block two planned terminals to ship coal to Asia. Another decision could cost Washington state a billion dollars in highway repairs aimed at protecting salmon.
A team at Stanford created an interactive website to shed light on the money the federal government has paid to counties and states in the American West over time in turn for controlling parts of their lands.
Nov 29 2016 | ... & the West Blog
For decades, landowners were free to pump water from under their land at will. Now a landmark 2014 law sets up new bosses to call the shots on who gets groundwater, when and how much. And it is maps that will influence how the competition for control evolves.
Nov 15 2016 | ... & the West Blog
After months of anticipation, the Obama Administration has designated 1.3 million acres of southeastern Utah as the Bears Ears National Monument. The decision, announced 22 days before the end of the administration, has been met with praise and criticism. Here, we present several perspectives on this momentous decision.
Nov 15 2016 | ... & the West Blog
The tribally led Bears Ears National Monument proposal presents an historic opportunity for President Obama to fulfill his legacy of honoring our nation’s incredible diversity through conservation of public lands. In the process, Bears Ears may have something profound to teach all Americans about healing through listening.

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