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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

American Airlines parent AMR, in bankruptcy protection, lost $234 million in ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

... trying to turn around while in bankruptcy protection, says it lost $234 million in January. That includes restructuring expenses of $155 million related to renegotiating aircraft financing and $15 million in fees paid to advisers such as lawyers.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 »

Minerals & Mining
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Gov't aims for win-win mining policy
ABS CBN NewsMarch 5, 2012

by Caroline Howard, ANC MANILA, Philippines - Mining advocates hail the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 as one of the best mining laws in the world. They cite important provisions, like seeking the consent of indigenous communities and meeting stringent ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Could people power drive Bangladeshi clean environment movement?
Responding to Climate Change (press release) (blog)March 16, 2012

While Bangladesh has a number of environmental law and regulations in place – headed up by the Department of Energy – recent news reports coming from the country show little improvement since 2009. Local journalist Probir Kumar Sarker has sent us the ...more »

Natural Resources
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Lawmakers duck action on exotic species
Charleston Gazette (blog)March 8, 2012

Tasked with creating a law to regulate exotic animals within the state, they did the predictable thing — punt the political football to the Division of Natural Resources. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Delegates have slowed enforcement of proposed exotic ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Senators send messages: Resolutions speak to federal government on buildup
Pacific Daily NewsMarch 5, 2012

It states historic properties on Guam will be affected by buildup projects and those projects shouldn't be approved until the people of Guam agree to suitable mitigation. Sent to: The military, the governor, the Guam State Historic Preservation Officer ...more »

Floodplain
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Court Denies Attempt to Stall Pollution Controls for New Mexico Coal-Burning Plant
eNews Park ForestMarch 2, 2012

Western Environmental Law Center and Earthjustice represented the following groups contesting the request by PNM and Gov. Martinez to delay implementation of the pollution controls: New Energy Economy, San Juan Citizens Alliance, National Park ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Lawn Doctor Offers Five Quick Tips for Spring Lawn Care
Houston ChronicleMarch 5, 2012

Lawn Pest Control: “We're not the only inhabitants to enjoy a mild winter. Lawn insect populations are often reduced by harsh winters. This spring, a proactive approach toward lawn pest control will be vital towards fighting a larger population of ...more »

Forest Preservation
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The interplay between oil, gas drilling and conservation
FuelFix (blog)March 3, 2012

The remarks at a conference at the Interior Department's headquarters in Washington took a broad view of the administration's conservation efforts, ranging from the preservation and revitalizations of fragile areas such as Florida's Everglades to the ...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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The Story of the Hazardous and Toxic Waste in Indonesia
Jakarta GlobeMarch 6, 2012

The choice of the title, I assume, was related to Waste Care Day that fell on Feb. 21. Just in case you missed the news, hundreds of containers filled with hazardous and toxic waste were transported into the country in late January.more »

Public Utilities
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Intrigue surrounds utility group spat
U-T San DiegoMarch 1, 2012

Michael Shames of UCAN speaks at a California Public Utilities Commission meeting in Ramona in 2006 to discuss the proposed Sunrise Powerlink transmission line. — Charlie Neuman 1991: Helped block a proposed merger of Southern California Edison and ...more »

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