Environmental Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

SBIA: Correcting course starts with accountability
San Bernardino SunFebruary 1, 2012

Could it be the owner of the local franchise of Million Air, an upscale refueling facility for private aircraft at San Bernardino International Airport, worried he might not be in business once allegations of fraud were made public?more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Solar project caught in legal shadows
Staunton News LeaderFebruary 1, 2012

Fossil fuels are expensive, expensive to keep clean and undependable. It doesn't take a lot of brain power to see the world will need to change its ways of heating the homes and fueling motor vehicles before too long. Alternative fuel sources are the ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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SA to compensate Marathon for mining ban
NinemsnFebruary 12, 2012

The minerals explorer says it is dropping its civil law suit against the South Australian government because months of negotiation had resulted in the goodwill compensation for the ban on exploration and mining at Arkaroola in the northern Flinders ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Group of shark fin suppliers sues state over ban
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 4, 2012

Violation of the law is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1000. The governor's office, which was unaware of the lawsuit until Friday, said it did not have an immediate response. Environmental groups, including ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Trustees Coverage
UPENN AlmanacFebruary 21, 2012

President Amy Gutmann noted that construction of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology is more than a third complete. She also noted that the Law School will dedicate its new building this spring with a visit from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer.more »

Natural Resources
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United Resource Holdings Group, Inc. Appoints Additional Officers and Directors
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

... and Reclamation. Mr. Kilroy is a retired Lieutenant Commander Naval Flight Officer with more than twenty (20) years of honorable service. Mr. Kilroy holds a BA in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio, a JD from Indiana University School of Law, ...more »

Floodplain
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Md. bill aims to strengthen distracted driving laws
Baltimore SunFebruary 8, 2012

The House Environmental Matters Committee was holding a hearing Tuesday that would make it a primary offense, instead of a secondary one. That means a police officer could pull someone over after observing a driver talking on a handheld cell phone.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Illinois Historic Sites Could Face Deep Cuts
Chicago News CooperativeFebruary 1, 2012

David Blanchette, the spokesman for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, said there were “no guarantees” that even the most prominent Lincoln attractions would be spared from the budget knife, including the acclaimed Abraham Lincoln Presidential ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Washington State Lawmakers Join War on NDAA Indefinite Detention
The New AmericanFebruary 2, 2012

Dubbed the “Liberty Preservation Act,” HB 2759 seeks to protect the people of Washington State from the unconstitutional provisions of the NDAA — most notably the astounding and unprecedented federal claim that the US government may now legally detain ...more »

Pest Control Law
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LISTEN: VA AG Ken Cuccinelli Gives WMAL The Scoop On His Rat Summit
WMAL.comFebruary 1, 2012

Furthermore, Cuccinelli said that the Wildlife Protection Act puts a major economic burden on the District's pest control, "the cost goes up ten times, if [pest control] is going to have to actually go after these critters and still be careful not to ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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New Illinois law requires the recycling of electronic devices
Daily IlliniFebruary 7, 2012

“So it saves our natural resources and all the environmental problems that can come with that.” For companies who work close with electronics, the University's Research Park has decided to open an informational session about how to follow the law and ...more »

EU ignores China rejection of airline emission law
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 6, 2012

All Chinese carriers "have complied with the legislation" so far and applied for free pollution permits handed out under the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS), he said, adding that the airlines are set to receive the permits.more »

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