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$1m missing from real estate agency
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Authorities are investigating after a NSW real estate agency admitted more than $1 million was missing from its books. NSW Fair Trading has appointed auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to manage Dougmal Harcourts Warilla after discrepancies totalling ...more »

Supreme Court order a signal to stop misuse of sanction power
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Mail Today Reporter There seems no end to the embarrassment that the United Progressive Alliance government has had to face on account of the 2G spectrum scam. The Supreme Court's order of Tuesday stating that Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Around the region
Post-BulletinFebruary 4, 2012

Four projects in this region will receive grants from the Clean Energy Resource Team to increase awareness of alternative energy or upgrade an old school's heating system. The four were among 27 announced for the state totaling $70000.more »

Nanotechnology Law
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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The Am Law DailyFebruary 21, 2012

Bruehs specializes in patent prosecution covering technologies related to chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical and cosmetic products, and nanotechnology. Cummings, meanwhile, focuses on patent prosecution and litigation in the realms of ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Cherokee County Officials Talk Illegal Dumping
KYTXFebruary 13, 2012

He hadn't found the culprit as of Tuesday but planned to present the illegal dumping case to Crime Stoppers. "Ideally the people who dumped it will come clean it up," Kelley said. It's a constant issue for law enforcement officials trying to keep rural ...more »

Natural Resources
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Laws That Shaped LA: Did CEQA Save The Earth Or Wreck The Economy?
KCET (blog)February 6, 2012

by Jeremy Rosenberg Launching last month and posting every Monday (see archives), the Laws That Shaped LA will spotlight regulations that have played a significant role in the development of contemporary Los Angeles. These laws - as nominated by a ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Mayor's agent to make call on firehouses
The Georgetown DishFebruary 1, 2012

The red-brick station at 4811 MacArthur Blvd. is the latest in a string of historic — and sometimes outmoded — fire stations caught in a clash between the fire department's modern needs and the city's strict preservation law.more »

Floodplain
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DHEC faces new Savannah dredging attack
Charleston Post CourierFebruary 4, 2012

By David Slade With several challenges confronting the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control's approval of a controversial Savannah River dredging permit, the Southern Environmental Law Center now said there's another state permit needed ...more »

Pest Control Law
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BASF Receives Federal Registration for Termidor(R) HE High-Efficiency ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

LOUIS, Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BASF Pest Control Solutions today announced it has received federal registration for its new termiticide, Termidor(R) HE High-Efficiency Termiticide Copack with Termidor HE Technology. Termidor HE Copack is the ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Peat mines OK'd despite expert objections
CBC.caFebruary 3, 2012

The Save Lake Winnipeg Act became law on June 16, 2011, and prevents the province's Mining Department from issuing new leases for peat lands. But three corporate entities — Sun Gro, Jiffy, and Berger — received environmental licences to mine peat ...more »

Quebec's environment law given more bite
Montreal GazetteFebruary 1, 2012

The department now has the power to impose penalties between $250 and $10000 on individuals, companies and municipalities it believes are not respecting Quebec's environment-quality law. It can also order work to stop or be suspended for up to 90 days ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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For sale: hazardous waste
WRBLFebruary 17, 2012

"What we see most of the time is the little shake-and-bakes, where they're putting all the ingredients in a bottle, shaking it up and draw their product...and leave what's basically a hazardous waste dump,” Slouchick says. Methamphetamine is a man-made ...more »

Public Utilities
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Portantino's bill aims to make utilities better prepared for emergencies
Pasadena Star-NewsFebruary 13, 2012

It also calls on the California Public Utilities Commission to use its regulatory authority to set "preparedness standards" for public utilities. "Having utilities review their plans every two years will force better coordination, better service and ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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HudBay Minerals Makes Investment in Northern Shield
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 1, 2012

HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM)(NYSE:HBM) is a Canadian integrated mining company with assets in North and South America principally focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base and precious metals. HudBay's objective is to maximize ...more »

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