Monthly Archives: November 2020

Miami Beach Plans an Underwater Park — I Say, Just Wait a Few Years

According to ClimateWire (subscription required), Miami Beach is planning an underwater park just off the coast.  Not that I would ever be snarky, but given how often parts of Miami Beach are now under water during high tides, even in the absence of extreme weather, I think that they could save some money by just waiting a few years.  At some point in the not too distant future,… More

The 4th Circuit Stays Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline — A Lesson in Preventing a Fait Accompli

Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  The Court did so with a two-sentence order stating that an opinion would follow.  The order was issued hours after oral argument.  Why the hurry?

It could be that, as reported by Bloomberg (subscription required), the plaintiffs had somehow learned of “a call in which pipeline officials told investors they would quickly trench through streams ‘before anything is challenged.’”

Ever since Robert Caro’s biography of Robert Moses,… More