What this article is not. This article is not a treatise on the more than twenty-five year Utah wilderness debate, though that issue is discussed where pertinent. This article also does not provide a detailed legal background on the laws and regulations governing oil and gas activities on BLM-managed lands, nor does it repeat the thorough analysis already contained in many recent articles on the legal ins-and-outs of R.S.2477. What this article is. This article is an overview, an executive summary of the heady and fast-paced times that we work in as the conservation community reacts, responds, and attacks the current Administration's concerted efforts to promote its extractive-based agenda.
Stephen H.M. Bloch and Heidi J. McIntosh,
A View From the Front Lines: The Fate of Utah's Redrock Wilderness Under the George W. Bush Administration, 33 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.