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Three UBS Clients Accused of Hiding Offshore Money From IRS
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

Kerr, who ran CCN Worldwide Inc., had accounts worth more than $5.6 million in 2007 that he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a Justice Department statement and the Dec. 8 indictment. Quiel, who ran Legend Advisory Corp., ...more »

Aide: Arpaio accepts blame for botched sex cases
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)February 1, 2012

"It's really hurting us as a law enforcement agency," Sheridan said of the sex-crimes cases. Two hundred people attended the oversight meeting. Dozens of Arpaio critics stormed out of the auditorium when they weren't allowed to speak immediately after ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Report: Non-Solyndra Energy Loans Could Cost $3B
Manufacturing.netFebruary 13, 2012

Solyndra was the first renewable-energy company to receive a loan guarantee under a stimulus-law program to encourage green energy and was frequently touted by the Obama administration as a model. The company filed for bankruptcy last year and laid off ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Amendment II Selected to Chair IDGA's 2012 Military Armor Protection Conference
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 22, 2012

RynoHide™ is a soft, flexible, lightweight armor technology which utilizes cutting-edge nanotechnology to provide ballistic protection with less weight than traditional armor products. Derek Williams, President of Amendment II said, “we are excited ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Letter to UN Asks for Review of Chevron in Ecuador Case for Possible ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A distinguished international law jurist from Latin America has issued a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, asking for a review of Chevron's "egregious misuse" of an investor treaty to evade its ...more »

Natural Resources
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Lake of the Woods: Officers do follow-up work detail on the ice
Grand Forks HeraldFebruary 2, 2012

Conservation officers for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources did a follow-up work detail Wednesday on Lake of the Woods and found fewer violations than Jan. 20-23, when 234 walleyes and saugers were seized for various violations.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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History Paved Over?
MyrtleBeachOnline.comFebruary 1, 2012

South Carolina has archaeological sites that stretch back up to 12000 years, said Elizabeth Johnson, deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. The coast in particular, as the first place Europeans settled, is rich in sites of historic significance.more »

Floodplain
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Sometimes the outside voice is the stronger one for the environment
OpEdNewsFebruary 1, 2012

Thanks to the unprecedented efforts of the House of Representatives to strip away forty years of environmental law, they've earned it. The scale of the current attack on the foundations of our environmental laws is staggering.more »

Pest Control Law
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Make Plans Now to Come out for Another Great Night of Racing
WhoWon.comFebruary 3, 2012

Along with the Late Model Sportsman the Road Warriors, Perfect Pest Control Pro 4, Mini Stock, Cowboy Cadillac and the TQ Midgets make their debut of the 2012 season. so make your plans to be here this Saturday Night February 4 to witness all of the ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Guidance Software to Acquire CaseCentral
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

The integrated solution will span from legal hold to identification, collection, preservation, processing, first pass review, and, now with CaseCentral's market leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, best-in-class early case assessment (ECA), ...more »

WA Senate approves bill to legalize gay marriage
KOAM-TVFebruary 2, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Calif. poised to vote on new regs to cut auto pollution and increase zero-emission vehicles More>> By RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state Senate has passed a bill to legalize ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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US Ecology Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 16, 2012

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the Company is one of the oldest radioactive and hazardous waste services companies in the North America. This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act...more »

Public Utilities
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MOUs for public schools' power debt approved
Saipan TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

By Moneth Deposa The Commonwealth Public Utilities Commission has adopted the memoranda of understanding proposed by the utilities corporation pertaining to the collection of unpaid power obligations of the CNMI Public School System.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Premier unconcerned over Rinehart media play
ABC OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

The mining magnate, who is Australia's richest person, has doubled her holding to 10 per cent and is expected to push for a seat on the board. Mr Barnett says Ms Rinehart is extremely wealthy and investing in a range of different ventures.more »

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