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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 »

Family ties unravel in poll power play
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

Kendrapada: As the campaign for the rural poll speeds up, close-knit families are feeling the heat. Relatives are contesting each other in the gram panchayat elections, putting a question mark on family ties. Mother-in-law Tilotoma Sethi (55) has ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Republican groups trying to use bankrupt solar energy manufacturer Solyndra ...
Washington PostFebruary 14, 2012

It received more than $500 million in federal loans, becoming the first alternative energy company to receive a loan guarantee under a stimulus-law program the Obama administration highlighted as a way to foster green jobs. But in September 2011, ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Business briefs for Feb. 21
Tbo.comFebruary 21, 2012

Scientists have taken a first early step toward escaping the limits of a technological principle called Moore's Law by creating a working transistor using a single phosphorus atom. The atom was etched into a silicon bed with "gates" to control ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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How Reagan and the largest EPA scandal in history may explain why valmont ...
Boulder WeeklyFebruary 9, 2012

This week we take a look at the impact that President Ronald Reagan and his controversial environmental policies had on the butte. While it may sound like a stretch to say that Reagan, the father of modern conservatism, with its small-government, ...more »

Natural Resources
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California will see many more vehicles with zero emissions thanks to new law
Daily auto newsFebruary 1, 2012

According to Roland Hwang, member in the Natural Resources Defense Council, another 10 states have plans to adopt similar measures. That would effectively double the number of zero-emission cars that will see road action by 2025.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Symbol of Underground Railroad
Worcester TelegramFebruary 19, 2012

Drawings for the work are almost done, Jack Glassman, director of historic preservation at Bargmann, Hendrie and Archetype Inc. in Boston, said earlier this month. The first phase of work includes restoring three first-floor rooms focused on ...more »

Floodplain
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Transportation Bill Would Streamline Environmental Review, Sponsors Say
Bloomberg BNAFebruary 2, 2012

2 will mark up a transportation reauthorization bill that Republican sponsors say will streamline the environmental review process for new construction projects. The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (HR 7) would impose new timetables on the ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Reliable Pest Control Services is Offering Carpenter Ants Solutions!
openPR (press release)February 8, 2012

They offer affordable pest extermination services for homes and offices in and around Durham, Toronto, Mississauga and Burlington. The company offers its pest management services through highly experienced team of exterminators.more »

Forest Preservation
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Lecture series: Tyranny and force-the two cardinal virtues to exercise law
The Express TribuneFebruary 3, 2012

... during which Mirza spoke at length about Hobbes' premise that law can only be exercised by tyranny and force, the two “cardinal virtues”; these virtues are exercised by a single person or entity whom people, in their struggle for self-preservation, ...more »

US Congress to oppose EU law on aircraft emissions
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

| WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Congress will formally express its opposition to a European law aimed at reducing pollution from jetliners, a thorny diplomatic issue that has threatened to escalate transatlantic trade tensions.more »

Hazardous Waste
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Wash. bill seeks unused prescription collection
Seattle Post IntelligencerFebruary 7, 2012

There are currently drug take-back programs in only 17 of the state's 39 counties, said Margaret Shield, a policy liaison with Local Hazardous Waste Management in King County, which includes several governments in the county.more »

Public Utilities
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Impact of sale of Central Hudson parent: widespread but uncertain
Poughkeepsie JournalFebruary 22, 2012

The state's Citizens Utility Board was in operation until the mid-1990s, when Gov. George Pataki dialed down the funding. The Public Utility Law Project advocated for homeowners and small businesses until its state budget item was decreased and ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Talskiddy people 'shocked' by Duchy Of Cornwall mining rights
BBC NewsFebruary 9, 2012

In a statement, The Duchy of Cornwall said it was just responding to a change in the law. "The Duchy of Cornwall is having to register its mineral rights with HM Land Registry in order to preserve them for the future," it said.more »

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