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Tim Peterson

Law & Policy - Defending Environmental Laws New

Law & Policy - Defending Environmental Laws New
Tim Peterson

Defending Environmental Laws

The Trust uses the courts to protect the plateau’s landscapes, rivers, and clean air. Our Energy Program’s litigation aims to prevent our public lands from being mined for coal, oil shale, tar sands, and uranium, which if developed would exacerbate climate change and wreak havoc on the plateau’s natural resources. View Program ›

Law & Policy - Rulemaking New

Law & Policy - Rulemaking New
Tom Bean

Rulemaking

Across the West, archaic mining laws and regulations enable uranium mines to spend decades moving between active and standby status without new environmental review, or a deadline for required reclamation.  The Trust is spearheading an effort to amend the mining regulations to require modern environmental review and timely reclamation. View Program ›

Law & Policy - Supporting progressive policies New

Law & Policy - Supporting progressive policies New
Tom Bean

Supporting progressive policies

The Trust has led development of state and federal policies guiding critically important restoration of Arizona’s ponderosa pine forests. Not stopping there, we are ensuring that policies become on-the-ground reality, knowing that conservation policies will only endure if they translate into tangible benefits for people, places, animals, and water. View Program ›

Law & Policy - Why It's Important

Why It’s Important

Our nation has some of the world’s best laws and policies governing land management.  Unfortunately, attempts to circumvent them are never-ending.  The Trust’s defense of the Plateau relies on our ability to craft win-win initiatives whenever possible and to back negotiation up with litigation when necessary. 

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