Wednesday, March 30, 2005

NPDES research project

It's not perfect yet, but now I have at least something regarding appeals of NPDES permits posted for every state. So I'm happy about that.

See (since you know you need this information):

My work is not done there, but. Tonight's a "milestone."

Saturday, March 26, 2005


Ran for about 30 minutes today, 45 yesterday, 30 on Thursday, Ultimate on Wednesday, and ran (and swam!) on Tuesday. So, seems like I've established the habit, so, good. Honestly I do like it. Running is excellent.

Went to nooga today and visited with grandparents. They sent me away with much food, including roast. I won't be eating any Campbell's soup for days, so, good.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Smokies Nat'l Park webcam

The view from Look Rock on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
This Park webcam is my homepage, and I've seen some great images during the day, but then since it's my homepage, it comes up at night sometimes as I'm a-browsing a-round. Until tonight, However, I'd never seen anything but the darkness when my homepage came up during night-time hours. So, this was special. More images are posted at the enviro blog.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

how may a citizen appeal an NPDES permit?

If you want to pollute water (and I bet you do!), you have to get an NPDES permit (pursuant to the Clean Water Act). Ten or so states let the federal government take care of the process, but the others run it themselves, and in each of these states, the process is a little different.

I'm researching the process by which a citizen (rather than the state or federal government or the permit applicant) might appeal a permit's having been granted. Tomorrow, I must turn in information describing the process in each state. So far, I've got about two and a half states done.


not sure I've ever heard so much noise from the birds- they're singing like mad tonight. something to do with spring?

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

back from white plains

such a long way to go, and a bother to travel, but got some good information, such as: affirmation that litigation is the best way to protect the environment, since congress hasn't done anything in fifteen years, and the executive branch these days, well, you know.

but i had never been as happy to return to knoxville.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

tickets to slint in hand

legislation: much discussion re: Jacobs, a case concerning adoption by gays
then a long trip to fedex to get tickets that should have been left at the building office
no ultimate since so much rain and cold
made example blog for knoxulti:
laundry, groceries, but no packing for ny
leave tomorrow for conference and to see slint