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
http://www.weather.com/news/global-warming-summer-20120703
http://www.weather.com/news/meteorological-images-june-20120701

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
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/2012/07/in-case-you-missed-it.html

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
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/06/sea_level_on_west_coast_rising.html

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.
http://www.cnsenvironmentallaw.com/2012/07/03/1018.htm