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'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 »

The net closes on cyber-snoopers
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

Many internet users find these digital devices, which are used by websites to create personal profiles based on use of the Internet, intrusive. The data is used for Online Behavioural Advertising, allowing companies to direct their display adverts at ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Sun Stroke: SoCal Edison and the Battle Over Solar Power
KCET (blog)February 1, 2012

This extended delay, said one campus official who is close to the situation, appears to be a result of SCE's unwillingness to allow alternative energy to "bleed back into the grid." This is not a simple case of SCE fearing that solar technology will ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Is nanotechnology safe in the workplace?
The GuardianFebruary 14, 2012

"The main question posed by nanotechnologies," she concludes, "is if the risk assessment and the safety and health measures as decided by the employers are really efficient. Can we generally assume that legal provisions are respected when facing new ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Ecuador Communities Target Chevron's Secret Investor Arbitration in New Court ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 10, 2012

The petition also argues that the relief sought by Chevron extends well beyond the scope of the BIT in that it does not authorize private investor arbitration panels to act as a "transnational" appellate court that can override decisions in a public ...more »

Natural Resources
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Frac sand miners pose risk to butterfly
Green Bay Press GazetteFebruary 7, 2012

And to kill a Karner blue without a permit violates federal law. But of the dozens of frac sand companies that have descended upon the area, just one, Unimin, has applied to the state Department of Natural Resources to be able to legally destroy Karner ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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History Paved Over?
MyrtleBeachOnline.comFebruary 1, 2012

South Carolina has archaeological sites that stretch back up to 12000 years, said Elizabeth Johnson, deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. The coast in particular, as the first place Europeans settled, is rich in sites of historic significance.more »

Floodplain
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Split appeals court orders new environmental study of Sierra Nevada plan
Environment & Energy PublishingFebruary 3, 2012

Holly Doremus, an environmental law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, said that in her view, Fletcher had the better of the argument. "I don't think Smith has it right," Doremus said. "As Fletcher writes, it has long ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Pests North of the DMZ Safe For Now
TIME (blog)February 9, 2012

By Mark Thompson | @MarkThompson_DC | February 9, 2012 | + Korea-watchers had been holding their breath, after South Korea offered its pest-control services Tuesday to North Korea to help eradicate pests at ancient tombs in North Korea revered by those ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Where We Live.
Buffalo NewsFebruary 12, 2012

The Cleveland Hill Board of Education will hold a meeting at 6 pm Wednesday at 105 Mapleview Road. • The Maryvale School Board will hold a meeting at 6 pm Monday at 1050 Maryvale Drive. Town Board members are considering a proposed change in town law...more »

PCA says it hit permit mark 99 percent of time
Duluth News TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

Mark Dayton early last year, which later became law, requires that the Pollution Control Agency issue environmental permits within 150 days for new construction and expansions. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reported Monday that the agency is ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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California's Coastline Just Got a Bit Cleaner
Patch.comFebruary 13, 2012

Thursday's federal action comes as a result of Simitian's Senate Bill 771, known as the Clean Coast Act. Enacted into law in 2005, it prohibits all commercial ships from dumping hazardous waste, sewage sludge, oily bilge water, "gray water" from sinks ...more »

Public Utilities
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DZIADAS v. PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION
Leagle.comFebruary 6, 2012

Bozena Dziadas (Complainant) petitions pro se for review of the August 3, 2010, order of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) denying Complainant's exceptions and adopting the initial decision of a Commission administrative law judge...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Duchy quells fears of mining under homes
This is CornwallFebruary 13, 2012

Residents in Talskiddy, near St Columb, were shocked after being told the Prince of Wales' estate had officially registered the ancient mineral rights with the Land Registry. The Duchy insisted the registration was a formality and did not mean it was ...more »

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