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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Report: Fewer businesses in Consumers Energy's territory buying power from ...
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

When the law was enacted in October 2008, 3 percent of Consumers' customers were buying from alternative providers. Ten months later, that figure hit the 10 percent cap. The number of choice customers in Consumers Energy's service territory was 1069 in ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Which roads will lead to profit in 2012?
Business ReviewFebruary 6, 2012

The government recently amended renewable energy law no. 220/2008, allowing energy producers to be granted up to six green certificates for every 1 MW produced and delivered to consumers from clean sources. The price limits for green certificate ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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EPA Orders Louisiana Poultry Farms to Stop Discharging
EP MagazineFebruary 12, 2012

Two chicken broiler facilities in Louisiana have received notice to stop dumping waste in a neighboring river. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued cease and desist administrative orders to two chicken broiler facilities in Lincoln ...more »

Natural Resources
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W.Va. moves to tighten laws for wild animal owners
Washington ExaminerFebruary 3, 2012

The Senate introduced a bill this week that would require current owners of such animals to obtain a permit and inspection from the Division of Natural Resources and generally bans breeding and possession of non-native, wild animals.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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McDonald: Lee Adler: Preservation hero
Savannah Morning NewsFebruary 10, 2012

Lee's contentious work to save River Street from the Hyatt Hotel, his personal intervention to save the Lucas Theatre, advocacy for the work of Mr. WW Law and the preservation of African American history, encouragement of Savannah College of Art and ...more »

Floodplain
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GovSec Delivers Cost-Effective Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

VIENNA, Va., Feb 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GovSec -- the Government Security Conference & Expo featuring the US Law Enforcement Conference & Expo -- will help prepare law enforcement and first responders to address the challenges they face as the ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Orangutan 'killers' on trial over slaughtering primates for pest control at ...
Daily MailFebruary 8, 2012

By Damien Gayle Four men went on trial today accused of killing orangutans and other endangered primates at a palm oil plantation in Borneo. Phuah Chuan Hun, manager of the plantation in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, and his employee Widiantoro ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Washington Republicans want to repeal NDAA
RTFebruary 2, 2012

Jason Overstreet, Matt Shea, Vincent Buys, Cary Condotta and David Taylor, all Republicans, have introduced HB 2759, or the Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act. With the bill, the lawmakers aim to tackle the NDAA provisions that make American ...more »

Environmental groups level new suit against harbor deepening
Bluffton TodayFebruary 3, 2012

South Carolina lawmakers are pushing legislation to invalidate a dredging permit the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control granted the corps in November to proceed with the deepening. In recent weeks, lawmakers have cast unanimous votes for ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Jakarta importer could face up to 15 years in prison for smuggling hazardous...
SteelGuruFebruary 2, 2012

The Jakarta Globe reported that customs officials have seized 113 containers of imported scrap steel that they contend is actually hazardous waste and for which the importer could face up to 15 years in prison for smuggling. During an inspection of the ...more »

Public Utilities
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lawrence county Officials act quickly to get 'impact fees'
Youngstown VindicatorFebruary 15, 2012

Vogler said the state will receive 40 percent of the fee while the remaining 60 percent will be broken down as follows: 36 percent to the county, 37 percent to the host municipality and the other 27 percent distributed among all the municipalities in ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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The myth of Reko Diq
The Nation, PakistanFebruary 3, 2012

It was very heartening to see that the Government of Balochistan in the nineties, in spite of alarming law and order situation, were able to attract world giants in mining to invest in exploration at Reko Diq to find some valuable minerals.more »

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