This week in legal news

Here are some highlights from the week: Washington’s legalization of marijuana went into effect, but the federal government might be challenging it.  And the UN is encouraging the challenge. Washington started giving out marriage licenses on Thursday to same sex couples! And the first…

Water Wednesday

Catching up on my news reading and here are some interesting articles on water and climate change, for #WaterWednesday on Twitter. Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines and Is This the End?  Both are commentaries on climate change and its anticipated effects from the NY Times Sunday Review….

Water Law CLE

Last week, I had the good fortune of attending a Water Law CLE hosted by the Seminar Group.  Here is the link to the program. I learned a lot about what has been happening in water law throughout the state, and in the courts….

Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day, and the theme is “Power of We.”  So far they have registered “2220 blogs from 114 countries, using 43 different languages.”  It’s a pretty cool to be able to participate!   This day and this theme are important because of all the challenges…

water wednesday

I have been spending a lot more time on twitter lately. It is a great way to connect with people of similar interests and learn a lot about many different things going on in the world, depending on who you follow.  I follow a…

News for the week

I like to stay on top of interesting environmental law cases, questions and issues.  Even if I don’t have time to write an entire post. Here’s what I was reading this week.  First an article on an EPA ruling related to fee recovery by…

Weekly news

Here a few news items that caught my attention this week. A moving editorial on why the use of sonar is wrong.  Our government is still seeking to expand its use, despite its potential to deafen whales and dolphins. Here’s an excerpt “If you…

Happy Solstice

Happy Summer!  The solstice occurred on Wednesday at 4 pm PDT.  And this week has brought some crazy weather throughout the country.  Heat waves in the Northeast, and record breaking weather, at the start of Hurricane season. In addition, several environmental groups (including my…

environmental news

Svitlana Kravchenko was a top environmental lawyer and professor at the University of Oregon School of Law.  She is the posthumous recipient of Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy from the American Bar Association.  Read more here. New Jersey Supreme Court…

In the news today

Being from New England, and having worked on fishery management at Oceana, this article was really interesting. Eco-system based management for cod, that looks at restoration of rivers. More news on the Los Angeles water fight An article on the lawsuit recently filed by…