Utah State University

Summary of Land Policy Projects

2013 Energy in National Monuments. By Randy T Simmons and Ryan M. Yonk, 2013. Under the Antiquities Act and through their respective management plans, national monuments fall under strict protection. Because of this, development of potential energy resources is often impossible. This study shows the opportunity cost of designating national monuments by illustrating how much […]


Op-Ed: Coal, gas, oil and uranium are still best energy alternatives

An op-ed exploring energy alternatives, written by USU’s William F. Shughart II, was published by the Salt Lake Tribune last night.  This excerpt is from the op-ed: “The Carbon Power Plant, Utah’s oldest coal-fired electricity generating facility, will close in 2015 because not enough physical space is available for the equipment needed to meet the EPA’s […]