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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Wrong track in Richmond
The Virginian-PilotFebruary 6, 2012

... of lunacy — with outlawing abortions to the exclusion of vital issues such as funding for transportation, education, law enforcement, medical research, alternative energy exploration and dealing with the elderly, poor and homeless in Virginia.more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Mariner's Choice International Signs Distributor in Curacao - Opens Door to ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 3, 2012

Some of the company's "green" products employ nanotechnology. For more information, please visit www.marinerschoice.net < http://www.marinerschoice.net/ >. Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Shining a Light on US-China Clean Energy Cooperation
Center For American ProgressFebruary 9, 2012

The seven companies support subsidy and dumping petitions filed by SolarWorld Industries America Inc. against Chinese solar imports in October that ask the Commerce Department to levy triple-digit tariffs on solar cells and modules imported from China.more »

Natural Resources
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W.Va. moves to tighten laws for wild animal owners
Washington ExaminerFebruary 3, 2012

The Senate introduced a bill this week that would require current owners of such animals to obtain a permit and inspection from the Division of Natural Resources and generally bans breeding and possession of non-native, wild animals.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Brookline Selectmen say bill could endanger historic properties
Wicked LocalFebruary 2, 2012

The bill is being considered by the Legislature Members of the town's Preservation Commission said the way the law is currently written the MHC has the right to review certain locations around the state that individual cities and towns have labeled as ...more »

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University of Denver Law Students Sue To Block Christo's 'Over The River ...
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Law students in the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law plan to file a lawsuit on Wednesday in attempt to block fabric-artist Christo's latest "Over the River" project which proposes to hang 5.9 miles of aluminum ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Viking Announces Office of the Year Winner
PCT MagazineFebruary 9, 2012

SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Viking Termite & Pest Control announced that its Saddle Brook, NJ office was its Office of the Year winner. Branch manager Tony Yochum and the Saddle Brook team had a phenomenal year in many areas. Their growth was a very healthy ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Dolan Delivers Inaugural Address
The RamFebruary 1, 2012

Dolan concluded by asking that the audience promote the "being" of human life over "having and doing" and the preservation of the right to life above all others. "The Gospel of Life offers us a pathway to building not just good laws, but a free and ...more »

Environmental group worries EPA beach pollution proposal not strong enough
Florida IndependentFebruary 7, 2012

The Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000 required EPA to issue by 2005 recreational beach criteria “for the purpose of protecting human health” at coastal and Great Lake beaches. When EPA failed to meet this deadline, ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Deputies may become front line in meth lab cleanup
Greenville NewsFebruary 13, 2012

But some law enforcement agencies nationwide, including one in the Upstate, have sought to save money by doing much of the work themselves, a trend that accelerated last year when federal funds for cleanup evaporated.more »

Public Utilities
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Senate Committee to Consider Drilling for Gas and Oil in Florida State Parks
The Bradenton TimesFebruary 13, 2012

Senate Bill 1158, sponsored by Senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) will go before the Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee today. If made law, state land management agencies would be able to enter public-private partnerships with ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Douglas Lake Minerals Inc.: Douglas Lake Minerals Changes Name to Handeni Gold ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 15, 2012

The Company is an emerging mineral exploration company focused on exploring and developing mining opportunities in Tanzania. Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes ...more »


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