Shock & awful.
The presidential election shocked many this past November 8, but there were also statewide races with important ramifications for the environment and our public lands. Here are some key takeaways:
On the public-lands front, this election brought some gains and losses.
• We retained Governor Bullock by a slim margin, who is committed to public-land access.
• We gained Supreme Court Justice Sandefur, who will fight for the law, not viewing Stream Access as a “monumental erosion” of private property rights, as his opponent stated. I prognosticate we will very much need our Supreme Court.