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Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...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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Renewable energy mandates take a slice of the 'pie' in small town Colorado
Daily CallerMarch 1, 2012

(RELATED: More stories on green energy) But despite a record of EPA compliance, the Craig power plant might be negatively impacted by renewable energy mandates that Colorado and nineteen other state legislatures have adopted — state law mandates that ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Female Game-Changers Wanted For Singularity University (Deadline To Apply For ...
ForbesMarch 26, 2012

This summer's GSP12 class will receive nearly 500 hours of core lectures in topics including Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Biotech, Networks and Computing, Policy and Law, to name a few. In addition, students will attend workshops, ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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City of Maryville fines Pellissippi State $40000 in coolant dumping
Knoxville News SentinelMarch 16, 2012

The four prohibited discharges of HVAC sytsem coolant occurred March 5-8, according to Danny E. Kimsey, environmental compliance inspector for the City of Maryville Water Quality Control. Kimsey on Tuesday sent a notice of violation letter.more »

Natural Resources
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TransCanada reports more than $500K in lobbying and legal expenses
Kearney HubMarch 5, 2012

The reports include fees paid to lobbyists, expenses including entertainment and gifts, and legal bills in some cases. Those costs represent only part of total spending in recent years, including advertising expenses, on both sides of the pipeline ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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LETTER: Attack on Community Preservation Act — again
Wicked LocalMarch 6, 2012

By Anonymous Although the Community Preservation Act (CPA) has easily defeated challenges at Town Meeting three times, the selectmen voted (3-2) at the Feb. 21 meeting to put CPA's future on a townwide ballot in April. The same small anti-CPA group ...more »

Floodplain
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Environmental protesters want 30000-room Mexican resort stopped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Mexican law allows developments in and around many protected areas if studies find they will not have serious environmental impacts, but the permits are being challenged in Mexican courts by the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, which argues that ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Top Entomologists Call 2012 Pivotal Year in Bed Bug War
MarketWatch (press release)March 5, 2012

CHICAGO, Mar 05, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leading experts participating in a recent Bed Bug Summit have called 2012 a critical year in the goal to control the US bed bug invasion. Entomologists, pest control professionals and manufacturers of products ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Tom Eblen: We need to balance past, future in historic preservation debates
Lexington Herald LeaderMarch 3, 2012

From the first historic preservation laws in the 1930s, and continuing with the next wave of them in the 1960s, the emphasis usually was on preserving as museum pieces the landmarks associated with wealthy and powerful white men.more »

Ecuador plaintiffs eye Chevron assets in Venezuela, Panama
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 2, 2012

QUITO, March 2 (Reuters) - The legal team representing Ecuadorean plaintiffs who won an $18 billion landmark case against oil giant Chevron for polluting the Amazon jungle will target the company's assets in Panama and Venezuela in a bid to collect the ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Ministry Probes Toxic Pollution Claims In W. Java
Jakarta GlobeMarch 6, 2012

The Environment Ministry says it is still studying a complaint filed by residents about alleged groundwater pollution resulting from a waste processing firm burying toxic sludge in Karawang, West Java. Wiryono Koesmoedjihardjo, the assistant to the ...more »

Public Utilities
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Commerce Publishes Final Rule Revising Regulations Issued Pursuant to the ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

The Final Rule provides detailed regulations regarding the statutory requirements for FTZs to act as public utilities and provide uniform treatment. The Final Rule also allows confidential complaints about alleged public utility or uniform treatment ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Indonesia Mining Law Showdown Looms
Live Trading NewsMarch 6, 2012

Economist Shayne Heffernan reports on a looming showdown in Indonesia over new mining laws. The changes will bring pressure to the supply of Coal, Gold, Copper and many more metals/minerals. Under the regulation, after May 7 no new contracts for ...more »

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