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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

PBA of NYS approves contract
Albany Times Union (blog)February 1, 2012

the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union that inherited the mantle of the law enforcement unit of Council 82, has ratified a proposed contract, 965 to 36. The union was created in part due to deep dissatisfaction with the initial ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Initiative aims to amend Michigan's constitution to increase green energy
Central Michigan LifeFebruary 1, 2012

In 2008, a law was passed that requires 10 percent of Michigan's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2015. According to a state report, less than 4 percent of the state's electricity currently comes from renewable sources.more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Book review | 'Physics of the Future'
Louisville Courier-JournalFebruary 4, 2012

Moore's law states that computer power doubles roughly every 18 months. As chips and their attendant uses become less and less expensive, they begin to appear in more and more places; so many places, and in such numbers, that we cease to realize they ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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American History: The Presidential Election of 1988
Voice of AmericaFebruary 2, 2012

ANNOUNCER: “The Environmental Protection Agency called Boston Harbor one of the dirtiest harbors in America. But not long ago, Governor Dukakis proposed a way to help clean it up – by dumping Massachusetts sewage sludge off the New Jersey shore, ...more »

Natural Resources
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Study will consider whether raw milk should be sold in Indiana
The Statehouse FileFebruary 13, 2012

Experts told the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee that raw milk has been showing up in the last few years at farmer's markets, despite a law prohibiting its sale for human consumption. It is often sold as pet food but purchased for ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Rutgers to move forward with $71M Newark high-rise renovation
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comFebruary 15, 2012

It is just south of the Rutgers Business School's new location at One Washington Park and three blocks north of the law school. Officials are required to conform to historic preservation standards during the renovation, since the building is located in ...more »

Floodplain
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2012 legislative session
Berkeley IndependentFebruary 3, 2012

DHEC Rebuffed for Port Vote: The House unanimously approved legislation that reaffirmed 2007 law that the SC Department of Health and Environmental (DHEC) may not make decisions regarding our state's waterways without input from the SC Maritime ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Birmingham Showcase for Procter Pest-Stop's new range
CisionWire (press release)February 1, 2012

THE UK's leading pest control brand, Procter Pest-Stop, will be unleashing its new Electronic Pest Control range at February's Totally DIY Show, which is being staged at Birmingham's NEC. Ever since Procter Brothers produced the world-renowned 'Little ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Peabody's Shawnee proposal stirs controversy over bats
STLtoday.comFebruary 5, 2012

Under federal law, such exchanges are based on value of property, including coal or other minerals that lie beneath, not the number of acres involved. Any privately owned property being traded must equal at least 75 percent of the value of the federal ...more »

Bill would give water polluters option to avoid state fines
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 1, 2012

By Kristina Torres Local governments and businesses could avoid water pollution fines if they agree to voluntarily correct problems associated with a spill under a bill passed Wednesday by a Senate committee. Senate Bill 269 has already lit a fire ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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WORLD CANCER DAY
Nigerian TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

TOXIC waste was dumped in Koko in 1987 and The Independent of the United Kingdom reported in its issue of February 18, 2009: 'Hundreds of thousands of discarded items, which under British law must be dismantled or recycled by specialist contractors, ...more »

Public Utilities
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THE POLICE, THE LAW, THE LEGISTATURE AND THE NIGERIAN PUBLIC
Modern GhanaFebruary 1, 2012

A typical Nigerian desire an organized environment; a decent office or home; availability of the now essential public utilities and sense of moderation. But these are the values that the leadership have continued over the years to deny the people ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Mines Bill may be passed in Budget session
Business StandardFebruary 2, 2012

The Committee's suggestions after in-depth scrutiny are expected by March-end and we are hopeful that the Bill would be passed in the second-leg of the Budget session," Mines Minister Dinsha Patel said here. The Mines and Mineral Development and ...more »

Seqra Regulations
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Town Board To Continue Hearing, Rename Street Foxie Way
Patch.comFebruary 16, 2012

By Ryan Buncher The Orangetown Police Department prevents crime, enforces the law, deals with events that compromise public order and protects the lives and property of the residents Pearl River and other parts of Orangetown. The police department is ...more »

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