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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...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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Tiny transistor stays where it's put
RegisterFebruary 19, 2012

By Richard Chirgwin • Get more from this author The team that earlier this year characterized a four-atom wire that obeys Ohm's Law has now demonstrated a repeatable single-atom transistor. While single atoms have been observed acting like transistors ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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EPA bans ships from dumping waste off state coast
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 10, 2012

Cruise and cargo ships can no longer dump sewage within 3 miles of the state's coast starting next month. A federal rule banning ships from flushing their sewage into the sea within 3 miles of the California coast was approved Thursday by the US ...more »

Natural Resources
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DNREC, DDA announces approval of concentrated animal feeding operation regulations
Milford BeaconFebruary 3, 2012

By Franz Osorio The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's concentrated animal feeding operation has been approved by the EPA. "Delaware's CAFO regulations build on more than a decade of stewardship in the agricultural ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Opposition to historic district ramps up
The Daily News of NewburyportFebruary 15, 2012

The opponents' letter to residents states that the "Say No to LHD" backers are not opposed to historic preservation. Dick Hordon, chairman of the group, said in the letter, "We believe Newburyport residents for over 300 years have done a remarkable job ...more »

Floodplain
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Tarrytown Students Want Plastic-Bag Ban to Be Law
The Daily TarrytownFebruary 3, 2012

Students in the Environmental Action Club have sent letters to village officials in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow pushing for a ban on plastic shopping bags. Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell visited the club on Thursday afternoon to discuss its proposed law...more »

Pest Control Law
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Cowleys Harnesses Information & Pest Control Technology to Achieve Double ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 9, 2012

Our exceptional growth rate in 2011 can be largely attributed to embracing new marketing avenues and pest control technologies. There is a misconception that the pest control of today is no different than the pest control of decades ago.more »

Forest Preservation
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Presidio Historical Association, Sierra Club Sue SF Presidio Trust to Halt New ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The lawsuit charges the park's managing Federal agency, the Presidio Trust, with failing to comply with the Presidio Trust Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). "The Presidio Trust has violated ...more »

EPA Proposal Allows 1 in 28 People to Get Sick at US Beaches
Huffington Post (blog)February 1, 2012

But EPA's proposed approach could mask a serious pollution problem and expose families to an unnecessary risk of illness without any required cleanup. This is entirely incompatible with the Clean Water Act's goal of "fishable/swimmable" waters.more »

Hazardous Waste
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Tippecanoe finalizes ending joint waste district
Journal and CourierFebruary 21, 2012

Under state law, counties must belong to a solid waste district to provide ways to safely dispose of hazardous household waste. Tippecanoe and Clinton counties have been partnered since June 1991 to provide this service.more »

Public Utilities
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MOUs for public schools' power debt approved
Saipan TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

By Moneth Deposa The Commonwealth Public Utilities Commission has adopted the memoranda of understanding proposed by the utilities corporation pertaining to the collection of unpaid power obligations of the CNMI Public School System.more »

Minerals & Mining
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You Must Have Geo-Scientific Data To Attract Serious Investors – Amate
Leadership NewspapersFebruary 1, 2012

One is legal and regulatory framework: you must have a favourable one before any investor will come and invest in your country, and as you are aware, we have a new mining law which was passed in 2007 and the regulation which was passed in 2011.more »

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