Stephen Trimble serves on the board of Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, the “friends” organization for the monument. His most recent book is “Red Rock Stories: Three Generations of Writers Speak on Behalf of Utah’s Public Lands.”
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Sunday, May 05, 2019
The Natural Antidote to Trumpamine
New ideas get stuck in loops in my brain. I learn about a cool science story and want to overshare at dinner parties. Alas, the same happens with the daily political news. My job as a writer in these challenging times is to synthesize, to respond. But I get dragged down by Donald Trump’s rants and...
Sunday, December 03, 2017
When Trump Guts Two Utah National Monuments Next Week, He'll Trigger a New Conservation War
I wrote my first letter pleading for preservation of Utah’s Kaiparowits Plateau as a college student 45 years ago. When President Clinton proclaimed Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, he ended a 30-year debate about whether we should strip-mine coal on the Kaiparowits, a vast and...