The Fight Over Federal Lands

Why is do emotions run so high when it comes to the debate over federal lands? It’s something of a mystery to those of us from the East coast. We’ll explore the roots of the debate with Char Miller, the author of Public Lands, Public Debates, two opponents of federal control, and the National Monuments campaign director at the Wilderness Society.

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Lawrence Pintak is an award-winning former CBS News Middle East correspondent, founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (2009-2016), and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council. He was named a Fellow of the Society by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017 for "outstanding service to the profession of journalism" around the world. Pintak is a contributor to ForeignPolicy.com, The Daily Beast, and other outlets. Read his articles at pintak.com. His books include Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & The War of Ideas; Islam for Journalists (co-editor); The New Arab Journalist; and Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. Follow him on Twitter @LPintak.

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