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….

Wednesday’s Water News — UPDATED

It’s Wednesday, humpday, and the day we celebrate water on the internet — tweeting about #waterwednesday. In today’s water news, the Portland City Council is voting on the controversial decision to fluoridate Portland’s water.  Portland is the nation’s biggest city without fluoride.  UPDATE: The…

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…

Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge!

We’re still waiting on action from the Oregon Water Resources Department on the protests that were filed.  But that doesn’t mean the campaign has to wait. Join the action next Tuesday, June 26th, in Portland! We’re calling on Governor Kitzhaber to take a stand…

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…

update on Nestlé

As you may remember, I have been doing some volunteer work related to the fight to stop Nestlé from coming to Oregon. Today the coalition of organizations took the next step and filed a formal protest to the challenging the Oregon Water Resources Department’s…

Supreme Court rules in Montana water case

In an interesting case on ownership of riverbeds, the Supreme Court ruled against the state of Montana.  “Kennedy cited a series of cases beginning in 1894 in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states own title to beds of rivers that were navigable…

Environmental news

In law school, I did a lot of work with Professor Mary Wood on the public trust doctrine.  So I was interested to see this post on Land Use Prof Blog about the ptd in Oregon, and am excited to read the article. There…

My panel at the 2011 PIELC

My favorite time of year as a law student was always the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. And this year, it was great to attend as an attorney. I was able to catch up with friends, but also meet attorneys practicing environmental law. I…