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Draft ICT Policy: Insufficient in outlook, deficient in prescriptions
VanguardFebruary 1, 2012

These policies like the National Telecommunications Policy 2000, National Mass Communications Policy, and National Information Technology Policy 2000, received mentions only as it affects convergence of regulations. Notwithstanding how trite or ...more »

Ex-cop, four others guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

They also were partners in real-estate deals and their business relationship continued after Lewellen resigned in 2003. Prosecutors alleged they were partners in crime, too. But defense attorneys argued there wasn't any evidence implicating Lewellen in ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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LRC's Capitol Notes: Bill expanding energy incentives heads to Senate
KyForward.comFebruary 2, 2012

Should it become law, HB 246 would expand the types of facilities that qualify for incentives under the Kentucky Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy Fund and Incentives for Energy Independence Act. The bill would also exempt some geothermal drilling ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Nanotech to Raise up to $3.5 million
MarketWatch (press release)February 14, 2012

With a nearly 30 year history in security applications for law enforcement, Nanotech Security Corp. recently licensed nanotechnology which originated at Simon Fraser University in order to try to develop products to sell into the authentication and ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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How neighbors' frustration with Madison-Kipp erupted into major lawsuit
Capital TimesFebruary 8, 2012

An aggressive Chicago-area attorney, Collins co-writes a blog called Pollution Law Watch where he last fall headlined a post: "You can shame your government into doing something about contamination in your neighborhood." Collins says he was a business ...more »

Natural Resources
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Gardere Litigation Chair Rick Faulk Presents Mock Supreme Court Argument at ...
openPR (press release)February 2, 2012

... Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, presented an impassioned case against judicial review during the University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resource Center's mock US Supreme Court argument on climate change tort liability held Jan.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Presidio Trust gets sued -- for good reason
San Francisco Bay GuardianFebruary 2, 2012

The Sierra Club and the Presidio Historical Association have filed suit in federal court charging that the Presidio Trust violated environmental laws when it approved a new luxury hotel for the Main Post area. The suit reflects the essential problem of ...more »

Floodplain
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Sewer-service plan will enhance water quality
Dailyrecord.comFebruary 5, 2012

New bipartisan legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Christie in January will enhance New Jersey's ability to protect some of the state's most environmentally sensitive lands and better safeguard the state's water quality. The new legislation on ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Birmingham Showcase for Procter Pest-Stop's new range
CisionWire (press release)February 1, 2012

THE UK's leading pest control brand, Procter Pest-Stop, will be unleashing its new Electronic Pest Control range at February's Totally DIY Show, which is being staged at Birmingham's NEC. Ever since Procter Brothers produced the world-renowned 'Little ...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 »

BP, Cabot, JPMorgan, Commerzbank, Morgan Stanley in Court News
BloombergFebruary 1, 2012

Stuart Smith, a New Orleans-based plaintiffs' attorney, said the number of cases will increase as fracking expands into more populated areas and complaints grow. More drilling may also create new routes for the chemicals to migrate, he said.more »

Hazardous Waste
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AP Enterprise: CA mine dispute recalls wild past
The Associated PressFebruary 8, 2012

Hardesty already was on probation after pleading no contest last year to a misdemeanor charge of storing unpermitted hazardous waste in Sacramento County. He now faces allegations that he violated his probation by continuing to operate at both the ...more »

Public Utilities
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Pipeline foes weigh taking Highlands battle to court
NorthJersey.comFebruary 19, 2012

The Sierra Club, the Highlands Coalition and the Delaware Riverkeeper are being represented by attorneys from Columbia University's Environmental Law Clinic in their fight against the pipeline. At issue is whether the Highlands Council misinterpreted ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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India Edges Maoist Rebels From Mining Zone, Chidambaram Says
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

“Albeit slowly, we are gaining control of the situation,” reversing Maoist advances that began after 2004, Chidambaram said in a 40-minute interview on counter-terrorism, Pakistan and prospects for expanding foreign investment in India's economy.more »

Seqra Regulations
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Town Board To Continue Hearing, Rename Street Foxie Way
Patch.comFebruary 16, 2012

By Ryan Buncher The Orangetown Police Department prevents crime, enforces the law, deals with events that compromise public order and protects the lives and property of the residents Pearl River and other parts of Orangetown. The police department is ...more »

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