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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...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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South Whitehall Township adopts ordinance governing alternative energy projects
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Precious Petty | The Express-Times View full sizeExpress-Times Photo | PRECIOUS PETTYSouth Whitehall Township commissioners on Wednesday approved rules for alternative energy systems. South Whitehall Township commissioners on Wednesday adopted rules ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Romeo Saganash: Thoughts on Canadian leadership
rabble.ca (blog)February 10, 2012

I believe that the members, who set party policy, and all Canadians, are part of determining how we act in government. So, as leader I will continue talking to people and, more importantly, listening to people. Second, I don't believe that it is ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Carbon selects addition to law enforcement
Brazil TimesFebruary 10, 2012

"It certifies me to make arrests, possess a firearm and learn traffic and police laws," Sutherlin said. "I've always been interested in law enforcement. I've worked at the jail, and I've worked with the Clay County Community Corrections in the home ...more »

Natural Resources
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African land grabs hinder sustainable development
Nature.comFebruary 1, 2012

The land rush is very much jeopardizing the existence of these resources.” In the past, the biggest pressures on locally held natural ecosystems have been agriculture and logging, but large mineral-extraction deals are now catching up.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 »

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Gulf oil spill's 'trial of the century' could end before it begins
NOLA.comFebruary 5, 2012

People like Blaine LeCesne, a tort law professor at Loyola University who has been following the litigation closely, say that would be selling the Gulf Coast short. "Louisiana stands to gain a huge amount from this, which is why I don't want it to ...more »

Pest Control Law
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New complaints roll in against Pasco pest control company
Tbo.comFebruary 12, 2012

The Tampa Tribune first reported in November on complaints about the billing practices of First Class Pest Solutions. In December, state lawmakers said the company may have run afoul of a law prohibiting automatic contract renewal without notification.more »

Forest Preservation
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Heirs' property group to honor Sanders
Charleston Post CourierFebruary 2, 2012

Sanders said the law has changed barely if at all since the '60s, but that he admires the work the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation does to help protect land owners. Sanders said he doesn't necessarily consider himself to be a champion for ...more »

NGOs petition High Court over air pollution program
Jerusalem PostFebruary 6, 2012

While the Clean Air Law passed in the Knesset in 2008, it stipulated that the government must approve an air pollution plan by January of this year. The Adam Teva V'Din and Coalition for Public Health petition stresses that the Environmental Protection ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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New Jersey Threatened with Mandatory Water Fluoridation - Science and ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 11, 2012

Fluoridation chemicals--often purchased from Mexico, China, and Japan--are hazardous waste by-products of the phosphate fertilizer industry that are contaminated with trace levels of arsenic, lead and radionuclides. These industrial-grade chemicals ...more »

Public Utilities
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Bill in Legislature seeks to curtail spike in copper thefts
Sammamish ReviewFebruary 1, 2012

Roger Goodman, a Democrat who represents the north end of Sammamish in the 45th District, has filed a bill bringing scrap metal recyclers, law enforcement and public utilities together in a task force on the matter to see what more can be done.more »

Minerals & Mining
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SC panel recommends cancellation of 49 mining leases in Karnataka
Daily News & AnalysisFebruary 6, 2012

... of the Forest (Conservation) Act and other laws. The 49 Mining leases include those of Mysore Manganese Co, Associated Mining, Matha Minerals, SB Minerals, LN Mining Co, Rajapura Mines, Milana Minerals, Thungabhadra Minerals Ltd and Mysore Minerals...more »


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