Who owns the beach? It depends on state law and tide lines

In principle, some portion of the shoreline is public land along virtually all US coasts. But these can sometimes overlap with private property interests, creating confusion and conflict.

Thomas Ankersen, Legal Skills Professor and Director, Conservation Clinic, University of Florida College of Law, University of Florida • conversation
July 19, 2021 ~10 min

'Indian Country' is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior – and the promise she has for addressing issues of importance to all Americans

If confirmed, US Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American to run the agency that interacts with tribal nations. But her agenda extends far beyond Indian Country.

Traci Morris, Executive Director, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~11 min

Biden's ambitious energy plan faces headwinds, but can move the US forward

Joe Biden has sweeping plans for a clean energy revolution. Congress will be a big speed bump, but it can't block everything.

Scott L. Montgomery, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~9 min

The 2020 elections will determine which voices dominate public land debates

Republicans and Democrats take sharply different positions on managing US public lands, but there's solid consensus on some issues.

James R. Skillen, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Calvin University • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~10 min

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