It may not be as historic as the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., but the Ides of March (March 15) now marks the first anniversary of the Great Lakes Law blog. Since the first post on March 15, 2008 (Protecting groundwater through the Public Trust Doctrine), Great Lakes Law has had over 130 posts on everything wet and legal in the Great Lakes region. Great Lakes Law blog posts have been quoted in the media, used in political campaigns, and referenced in numerous legal and policy debates.
More importantly, the Great Lakes Law blog has educated both attorneys and normal people about the role that law can and must play in protecting our water and communities. Some of the most popular topics (based on views and links) seem to be invasive species and ballast water, bottled water, climate change and energy (especially with recent fights over coal plants in Michigan), the Great Lakes Compact (at least until it passed Congress), and of course politics.
I know from the many emails and comments I receive that Great Lake Law readers are not shy about sharing their opinions, but I want to take this opportunity to make a special request for feedback and comments about the blog. What topics do you want to hear more (or less) about? What do you find useful or useless? Do you want more details or shorter tweets? How about guest posts? Do you view the blog website or subscribe with an RSS feed? Send me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. And whether we agree or disagree, thanks as always for reading.