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44 Convicted Criminal Aliens Arrested in CT and MA
abc40March 1, 2012

By Jessica Michalski - email HARTFORD, CT (WGGB) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department has arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens in Connecticut and Massachusetts. During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in both CT and MA that ...more »

Dedicated to Social Media, Part II: InterContinental Hotels Group.
4HoteliersMarch 1, 2012

... they share a common to dedication to social media and to keeping pace with the changing tastes and behavior of travelers. Like Sartori, Charles Yap's reputation precedes him. As Director of Global Brand Communications at IHG, he is a serial tweeter ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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GOP tries to block O'Malley regulators
MarylandReporter.comMarch 2, 2012

Pipkin said the PSC is supposed to act independently and that nominees Kelly Speaks-Beckman and Kevin Hughes have previously worked as “advocates for alternative energies that are for more expensive for the ratepayer than traditional energy sources,” ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Varsity budget has new courses, study centres
The HinduMarch 15, 2012

There will also be a new LLM programme with cyber law, intellectual property rights, and constitutional law as the optional subjects. The varsity will offer diploma programmes in maritime studies under the school of life sciences; in technical writing ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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EU, US, Japan launch rare earth WTO case against China
Toronto SunMarch 13, 2012

Obama also pledged that the US would wield the full force of the law against a US soldier suspected of mounting a shooting rampage which killed Afghan civilians over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - The European Union, ...more »

Natural Resources
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs wetlands development bill into law
The Oshkosh NorthwesternMarch 1, 2012

The new law, though, dramatically reworks that process, creating a two-tiered construction permit system for wetlands. Developers can apply to the agency for a general permit or an individual permit for more specialized projects.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Commission to evaluate tax exemptions
Whidbey ExaminerMarch 1, 2012

Engle said she believes Island County had not been following the requirements of state law in tasking the assessor's office with making that determination. “The value of the exemption should be coming from the historic preservation commission,” she ...more »

Floodplain
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NC group sues over new billboard rules
Greenville Daily ReflectorMarch 1, 2012

The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Wake County Superior Court on behalf of Scenic NC. The lawsuit asks the court to set aside temporary because no public hearing was held. The rules go into effect Thursday.more »

Pest Control Law
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Successful German Eurocido exhibition celebrates 20 years
PCT MagazineMarch 2, 2012

Frances McKim, editor of Pest magazine reports. As Eurocido is only held every two years, this means the event has featured in the pest control calendar for 20 years and must be one of the longest established events in Europe. From modest beginnings it ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Town's oldest house needs a new home
Boston.comMarch 1, 2012

Members of Norwell's Board of Selectmen, Historical Commission, Community Preservation Committee, Cemetery Committee, and the Stetson Kindred of America, a nonprofit group of descendants, have made efforts to relocate the historic home.more »

BP Spill Trial Starts Amid Settlement Pressure
BusinessWeekMarch 2, 2012

Carl Tobias, who teaches product-liability and mass-tort law at the University of Richmond in Virginia, said he wouldn't be surprised to see the case resolved “on the courthouse steps.” One reason that government and plaintiffs' lawyers haven't agreed ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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NSWMA: Florida Legislature Passes Key Solid Waste Legislation
MarketWatch (press release)March 13, 2012

This bill is a major rewrite of the environmental permitting laws that includes language that will double the term of permit extensions for solid waste management facilities with leachate collection systems from 10 to 20 years.more »

Public Utilities
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Public purchase of Tahoe City Golf Course seen as economic catalyst
Modesto BeeMarch 4, 2012

By Barbara Barte Osborn The Tahoe City Public Utility District's plan to add a downtown golf course to the public domain has moved closer to fruition, with half the purchase price assured by the Placer County Board of Supervisors.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Colossus Minerals Inc. Joins OTCQX
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. will serve as Colossus Minerals' Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and US securities laws. In connection with the move to OTCQX Colossus announces ...more »

Seqra Regulations
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Henckels Proposal Passes First Regulatory Step
Patch.comMarch 30, 2012

"As part of making this an RO-3 district, it triggered a bunch of requirements that are inconsistent with the historic use of the site," he explained, "and therefore, also inconsistent with our proposed use." Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Austin V.more »

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