Filibuster Session #4, on Wednesday, March 2, will offer an opportunity to discuss environmental policy in Idaho in the wake of the recent month-long takeover of a federal wildlife refuge near Burns, Oregon.

This week, the Idaho Legislature’s two natural resources committees will hear from a Utah legislative commission which advocates for the transfer of federal lands to the state. Also on the docket: oil and gas drilling, solar energy policy, state parks and trails funding and a revival of dredge mining.

Boise State professors of public policy and administration John Freemuth and Jen Schneider will lead the discussion. Freemuth is a frequently cited expert on public lands. Schneider specializes in the rhetoric of scientific and environmental controversies. Both have written for The Blue Review.

The 2016 Idaho Filibuster Sessions is an informal, fortnightly meetup to discuss the latest happenings at the Idaho Legislature, hosted by The Blue Review, the Boise State School of Public Service and the Boise State Political Science Department. We hold the Filibuster Sessions at Saint Lawrence Gridiron, 705 W. Bannock St., just south of the Capitol, starting at 5:30 pm, every other Wednesday through March.

Schneider’s recent projects include a co-authored book on the rhetoric of the American coal industry (forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan), work addressing hydrofracturing and public controversy and projects examining the intersections between nuclear power and climate change. Freemuth was cited extensively in the media during the Malheur occupation

Filibuster Session #4 is Wednesday, March 2, starting at 5:30 pm at Saint Lawrence Gridiron, 705 W. Bannock St., in Boise. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook and share the image below.

2016 Idaho Filibuster Sessions

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  • Stagester

    Sounds like a balanced discussion…NOT

    • Hope you’ll join us…

      • John Freemuth

        Me too