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Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

Arkansas town strikes deal with IRS to repay $36000 in back payroll taxes
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

AP BAUXITE, Ark. — A central Arkansas town has reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to repay payroll taxes it owes. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/wo4HKV) reported for Tuesday's editions that Bauxite owes more than ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Va. House passes conception-life, mandatory ultrasound bills
Washington TimesFebruary 14, 2012

ASSOCIATED PRESS Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell, Stafford Republican, says using money from the state's multibillion-dollar tobacco settlement to fund alternative-energy projects in southern Virginia makes sense. Under his plan, $100 million ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Business briefs for Feb. 21
Tbo.comFebruary 21, 2012

Scientists have taken a first early step toward escaping the limits of a technological principle called Moore's Law by creating a working transistor using a single phosphorus atom. The atom was etched into a silicon bed with "gates" to control ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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EMA defends steep penalties
NewsDayFebruary 3, 2012

Some industries take advantage of the low fines and dump their waste into rivers without much regard for the people who will drink that same water, she said. EMA charges a maximum of $5 000 for environmental-related offences with the minimum being $5.more »

Natural Resources
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Patrols address drunken recreational driving in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

A snowmobiler leads his group on the trail near Eagle River after receiving a warning for failing to obey a stop sign Friday by Department of Natural Resources warden supervisor Tyler Strelow. The incident gave the wardens probable cause to check for ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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McDonald: Lee Adler: Preservation hero
Savannah Morning NewsFebruary 10, 2012

Lee's contentious work to save River Street from the Hyatt Hotel, his personal intervention to save the Lucas Theatre, advocacy for the work of Mr. WW Law and the preservation of African American history, encouragement of Savannah College of Art and ...more »

Floodplain
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Rules need regular updating: Alabama's valuable coastline requires adequate ...
Anniston StarFebruary 2, 2012

by The Anniston Star Editorial Board The Southern Environmental Law Center distributed a list last week of “special places and natural riches [that] are threatened by a wave of calculated attacks on the bedrock laws that protect our environment and ...more »

Pest Control Law
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FREE - COMPLETE TERMITE INSPECTION - W.A. Stone Termite & Pest Control 760/743 ...
North County TimesFebruary 8, 2012

FREE TERMITE INSPECTION - A complete inspection of your home and we take the time to discuss your options. At WA Stone Termite we listen. We offer professional services such as fumigation, local treatments and HeatMaster Thermal assisted chemical ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Mayor's agent to make call on firehouses
The Georgetown DishFebruary 1, 2012

The red-brick station at 4811 MacArthur Blvd. is the latest in a string of historic — and sometimes outmoded — fire stations caught in a clash between the fire department's modern needs and the city's strict preservation law.more »

Congress to oppose EU law on aircraft emissions
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

| WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress will formally express its opposition to a European law aimed at reducing pollution from jetliners, a thorny diplomatic issue that has threatened to escalate transatlantic trade tensions.more »

Hazardous Waste
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Horry County flow control law facing opposition
WPDEFebruary 9, 2012

Three years later, supporters say the law generates revenue that helps pay for things like recycling programs, hazardous waste collection and even emergency phone service. "We fund the enhancement of 911 out of our (trash) tipping fee money.more »

Public Utilities
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Annexation alternative: Developers wanting public utilities will need to be in ...
Fayetteville ObserverFebruary 2, 2012

A state law adopted last year gives homeowners a new power to petition to fend off annexation. But the city already had on its books a policy that requires land to be within the city limits before the Public Works Commission will extend water and sewer ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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United Resource Holdings Group, Inc. Appoints Additional Officers and Directors
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

... and Reclamation. Mr. Kilroy is a retired Lieutenant Commander Naval Flight Officer with more than twenty (20) years of honorable service. Mr. Kilroy holds a BA in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio, a JD from Indiana University School of Law, ...more »

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