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Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

Cuts to foreclosure-prevention aid fought
Ithaca JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The agency, which oversees lending in the state, will review New York's laws governing foreclosure, he said. New York has appropriated $26 million in state funds and $21 million in federal stimulus money since the 2008-09 fiscal year for housing ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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South Korea, Japan want US to detail Iran sanctions
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

| TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan will meet US officials in Washington to ask how much oil they can import from Iran under new sanctions that leave the Asian countries with few alternative sources of energy, government officials said on ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Single-atom transistor built with precise control
CNETFebruary 19, 2012

by Martin LaMonica February 19, 2012 10:00 AM PST Follow @mlamonica Seeking to keep Moore's Law on pace, researchers have developed a repeatable technique for assembling a single-atom version of the transistor--the building block of semiconductors and ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Tire Dumping Problem: Are State Programs Working?
WFMY News 2February 10, 2012

Guilford County Environmental Services Coordinator Susan Heim said changing a state law might be the solution to a growing problem of illegal tire dumping. "When they crafted the legislation, they did it with those large dumpsites in mind and having ...more »

Natural Resources
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Oil and gas commission director resigns
Northern Colorado Business ReportFebruary 1, 2012

The director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is resigning to join a law firm specializing in oil and natural gas and public lands practices. David Neslin was appointed director to the state agency regulating oil and gas development ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Is Louisville falling out of love with historic preservation? [Opinion: The Arena]
Louisville.comFebruary 14, 2012

A swift, loud and effective defense of our existing historic preservation laws is vital. Opponents need to get organized and get to work to defeat this measure.” The newspaper's call to arms is directed against the sponsors of the proposed changes: ...more »

Floodplain
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Citing Environmental Concerns, Denver Law Clinic Helps Sue to Stop Christo ...
ABA JournalFebruary 2, 2012

The installation would cover some 5.9 miles of the river and require the drilling of more than 9000 bore holes, some 35 feet deep, in a critically sensitive wildlife area, according to a suit filed by the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Master Gardener program is offering 6 lawn and garden training classes over ...
The RepublicFebruary 4, 2012

14 and will offer tips on growing vegetables and pest control. This class will discuss how plant selection, growing environment, production levels and pest control are dependent on each other. For more information and a list of upcoming classes, ...more »

Forest Preservation
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APNewsBreak: Kan. lawmakers warned to keep records
Boston.comFebruary 3, 2012

Sam Brownback to preserve records and electronic files about gatherings at his official residence as "potentially relevant evidence" in an investigation into a newspaper's complaints that the sessions violated the state's open meetings act.more »

Political din may drown citizens' voice for silence zones
Times of IndiaFebruary 7, 2012

We are old and cannot tolerate noise pollution," Tilak Road resident KS Puranik said. "There is no implementation of the silence zones. The PMC and the police do not take any initiative to implement the law," said Raghunath Patil from Shanipar.more »

Hazardous Waste
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Loose preparedness
Himalayan TimesFebruary 1, 2012

Although there are laws for punishing hospitals not managing their wastes properly, it seems that they are not being heeded. According to the law, the hospitals are responsible for management of their hazardous wastes as are other industries.more »

Public Utilities
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Clallam Public Utility District gives nod on renewable-energy bills
Peninsula DailyFebruary 1, 2012

The PUD has an interest in the legislation because of requirements in the Washington Energy Independence Act, which 52 percent of voters approved in 2006 as Initiative 937. The state law requires utilities such as the Clallam County PUD with more than ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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St. Louis County eyes windfall from expanding mines
Duluth News TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

Expansion of taconite mining across the Iron Range proposed in coming years will be a multimillion-dollar windfall for state and local governments as more mining moves onto land where the state of Minnesota holds the mineral rights.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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