Happy Fourth of July!

Hope you had a great Fourth of July!  It was a beautiful day here in Portland!  Sunny and warm. And nice to have a day off in the middle of the week.  I also have tomorrow off to celebrate the wedding of some friends of mine from law school.  So it’s a good but busy week.  

The weather this week has been crazy across the country — Heat waves and wildfires.    Here’s some news on the heat wave and global warming

Here are a few interesting pieces of news.

In Sports, Cuttino Mobley claims Knicks Back-Doored Him — http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/07/05/48076.htm
As you know, I’m a big college basketball fan.  And Cuttino and I share an alma mater, the University of Rhode Island.  He was on the team when I was in college, and my freshman year the team made it to the Elite Eight!  I have followed his NBA career off and on, and particularly news of his heart condition in recent years.  

Union Carbine absolved of liability in Bhopal disaster

An interesting analysis of drilling in the arctic, potential for disasters and cats! http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/2012/06/secretary-salazars-unfortunate-prediction.html

More on global warming, this time related to sea level rise

An issue near and dear to my heart… regulating cruise ships.  Here is a suit filed in South Carolina by the Southern Environmental Law Center to protect the heritage of Charleston from increased traffic.