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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 »

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Solar farms on Henderson County agenda
BlueRidgeNow.comFebruary 20, 2012

Either way, Green said his industry will be the key in meeting a state law passed in 2007 that requires utility companies generate at least 12.5 percent of power from renewable energy sources by the year 2021. “Right now we're only at about 3 percent, ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Reko Diq mining: SC moved to stop govt from approving exploration
Pakistan Daily TimesFebruary 6, 2012

ISLAMABAD: An application was moved in the Supreme Court on Monday, requesting the court to restrain the Balochistan chief minister and head of the Mines and Minerals Development Directorate from granting approval to a newly licensees to start ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Meat Packing Plant Under Investigation for Dumping Pig Blood into Nearby Creek
GreenAnswersFebruary 1, 2012

By Almire Sidik on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 1:42pm The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and Texas Parks and Wildlife are opening a criminal investigation to look into whether a Dallas meat packing ...more »

Natural Resources
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Parnell defends DNR change in mission statement; says its foundation is the ...
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

Sean Parnell says he had a role in the Department of Natural Resources proposing a new mission statement. Parnell says he asked his departments to examine their mission statements and to make sure they fit with state law and the constitution.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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County commissioners weigh in on monument controversy
GoDanRiver.comFebruary 3, 2012

The Historic Preservation Action Committee (HPAC) released a statement Thursday claiming support for the organization by Commissioner Craig Travis and Chairman Keith Mabe. Mabe said he supports the efforts of HPAC and putting the monument back in its ...more »

Floodplain
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Chappies: new legal battle looms
Independent Online (blog)February 1, 2012

UCT environmental law professor Jan Glazewski said on Tuesday the process leading to the construction of the luxury office block and toll plaza on Chapman's Peak appeared to be “seriously flawed”. Construction got under way on Monday.more »

Pest Control Law
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Plants with their own form of pest control
Kansas.comFebruary 18, 2012

It doesn't have enough light to keep many plants in bloom, but it's still packed with barrel cactus and geraniums, jasmine and bromeliads and jade plants — and its own form of insect control. Bugs often become a problem in greenhouses in the winter, ...more »

Forest Preservation
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GOP: Lawmakers can't be forced to give evidence
El Dorado TimesFebruary 8, 2012

... committees violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Invitations went to more than 90 of the Legislature's members. Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag said Tuesday that the governor remains confident the meetings didn't violate the law.more »

China bans airlines from joining EU emissions scheme
ReutersFebruary 6, 2012

Globally, emissions from aviation comprise about two percent of mankind's greenhouse gas pollution and this share is expected to grow. "China hopes Europe will act in the light of the broader issues of responding to global climate change, ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Guam Solid Waste Authority launches new website
Pacific Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2012

The website is dedicated to providing information about the services offered by the Guam Solid Waste Authority, including Residential Trash Services; Residential Transfer Stations; Household Hazardous Waste Facility; Bulky and Metallic Waste ...more »

Public Utilities
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The uncounted costs of public goods and services
Macon Telegraph (blog)February 8, 2012

But we don't want to count, or pay for, the full costs of all our public goods and services. Government, our public utilities and other quasi-public institutions give us plenty. But it's not for free, or even cheap. In the end, the public usually pays ...more »

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