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Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...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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Off-Shore Energy Programs Move Forward
NBC4 Washington (blog)February 3, 2012

By Perry Stein President Barack Obama's administration announced Thursday that it would go forward with plans to issue renewable energy leases for off-shore wind programs in the Mid-Atlantic after a study concluded that offshore wind farms would not ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Amendment II Selected to Chair IDGA's 2012 Military Armor Protection Conference
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 22, 2012

RynoHide™ is a soft, flexible, lightweight armor technology which utilizes cutting-edge nanotechnology to provide ballistic protection with less weight than traditional armor products. Derek Williams, President of Amendment II said, “we are excited ...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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Vt. Senate passes measure to have more public participation in environmental cases
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

Lawyers from the Vermont Law School and the environmental group Conservation Law Foundation have been petitioning the EPA since 2008 to have that agency withdraw its approval of the state Agency of Natural Resources as the enforcer within Vermont of ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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High Line Hopes in Jersey City
Wall Street JournalFebruary 7, 2012

Mr. Hyman, who has spent millions of dollars on the court cases, has signed the settlement, said one of his attorneys, Daniel Horgan. "Everybody wants it over with," said Mr. Horgan. "We would like everybody else to sign on it.more »

Floodplain
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Haslam seeks merger of 6 environmental panels
Elizabethton StarFebruary 6, 2012

But the governor said he cleared the legislation on combining the boards that could affect Pilot before the measure was introduced. “I actually talked with legal counsel and others to say that obviously that's a place that does intersect with Pilot, ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Planet Amazing Launches New Microcrystals Research Project For Non-Toxic Pest...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 4, 2012

The Planet Amazing company has launched a new research project to compile the masses of data from the worldwide use of their non-toxic pest control products that use the patented microcrystals, according to Justin Douglas of Planet Amazing.more »

Forest Preservation
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Integrity Law Should Cover All Civil Servants
AllAfrica.comFebruary 8, 2012

Most of those who occupy public offices are not in it for service, but self-preservation and personal aggrandisement and enrichment. Leadership is viewed as an instrument for personal or community gain, and not service to the nation.more »

Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Homeless in Redding – Part 4: A Conversation with Dan Fehr, Retired DFG Warden
A News CafeFebruary 2, 2012

Unlawful encampments are a huge source of biohazardous waste (human feces, urine, intravenous needles, etc.), hazardous waste (vehicle and alkaline batteries, flammable fuels) and solid waste (stolen/abandoned retail shopping carts, glass, cans, ...more »

Public Utilities
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Wind bill is back
Power Engineering MagazineFebruary 11, 2012

He also referenced the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act, or PURPA. The complex law encourages utility companies to buy renewable energy, which Simpson said some industrial wind developers exploit to their advantage.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Canadian miner suspends Paraguay gold operations
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Rather than help protect the mine, local authorities have encouraged these renegade efforts, the subsidiary of Toronto-based Latin American Minerals Inc. said in a statement. Latin American Minerals Paraguay SA, known as LAMPA, said it is closing its ...more »

Seqra Regulations
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Oneida Common Council Meets Feb. 7
Madison County CourierFebruary 6, 2012

AGREEMENT: Authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement with Team Health East, Woodbury NJ appointing a Medical Director to comply with regulations concerning rescue services provided by the City Fire Dept. (Myers) 3. COMMITTEES: Authorize the creation of ...more »

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