Instagram terms of service update

Cross posted at alpenglowdev.com.  Last night I went to upload a few photos from my phone of the holiday lights to Instagram.  I noticed there was a link about a new privacy policy and new terms of use.  They go into effect on January 16,…

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…

pinterest, what’s it all about?

You may have heard about pinterest.  A collective group bulletin board where people can share arts and crafts, food ideas, travel photos and travel dreams.  I have a board and with the facebook announcement, I decided to revisit the terms and services.  What’s nice…

Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, which is about celebrating women in science.  Check out  http://findingada.com/ You might wonder why a lawyer is celebrating. First, I am a strong advocate for encouraging girls to pursue careers in science and technology. Even just having an interest can open…

What I’m reading

To kick off this week, post-Labor day, I am working out of my new “office”!  Yes, like many new attorneys, I do not yet have an office but am hard at work growing my practice and staying up-to-date on topics in environmental law. Here’s…

Gill-netting in Oregon

In Oregon, a ban on gill-netting on the Columbia River has been placed on the ballot.  It is an interesting debate between protecting our fisheries, and balancing commercial fishing with recreational and tribal fishing interests.  The ballot measure has sparked Governor Kitzhaber into take…

Chik-fil-A, land use and the first amendment

I must confess that when I first lived in Atlanta, I thought it was called “Chik-A-fil”.  A little dyslexia perhaps?  It made no sense, and sounded awful. But after meeting Southerners and learning about the promise of their amazing sandwiches (at the time, I…

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 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…