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Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

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PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

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Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Obama's Weekly Address – Investing in Clean Energy
ABC News (blog)March 10, 2012

Yeah, how DARE he say we should develop clean energy sources as an alternative to fossil fuel oil. Doesn't he know that if we did something as dumb as that, the oil companies might make less money? And our energy costs would go down?more »

Nanotechnology Law
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LawfuelMarch 20, 2012

“We are delighted to welcome Andy back to Foley where he spent the early years of his legal career,” said Scott L. Fredericksen, managing partner of Foley's Washington, DC office. Baluch is managing editor of Nanotechnology Law & Business Journal.more »

Dumping & Disposing
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AP ENTERPRISE: Navy 'Sinkex' raises pollution fear
Fox NewsMarch 3, 2012

Then in 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the Navy to better document toxic waste on the doomed ships, and in return the EPA exempted the military from federal pollution laws that prohibited such dumping in the ocean.more »

Natural Resources
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USDOJ: Miami Taxidermist Sentenced for Wildlife Smuggling
7thSpace Interactive (press release)March 2, 2012

Federal law also prohibits the importation of fish or wildlife into the United States without proper declaration to both United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). According to the allegations contained in ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Fate of Tewksbury's Ames Hill Castle uncertain
Boston.comMarch 25, 2012

The castle has long housed illegal apartments, but many would like to see it preserved. (John Blanding/Globe Staff) By Brenda J. Buote TEWKSBURY - The fate of Ames Hill Castle, a fieldstone estate that dates to the turn of the 20th century and has for ...more »

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Sticking points keep mining bill in limbo
Milwaukee Journal SentinelMarch 3, 2012

By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel The amount of time the Department of Natural Resources should have to decide to issue a mining permit. Whether a state administrative hearing, known as a contested case, should be part of the permit process.more »

Pest Control Law
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Atlanta Exterminators North Fulton Pest Solutions Offer Builders Club Rewards ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 1, 2012

North Fulton Pest Solutions now offers Builders Club reward points on its termite pre-treatment services. Builders Club points can be redeemed for travel and merchandise. ATLANTA, GA, March 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta pest control...more »

Forest Preservation
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LETTER: Attack on Community Preservation Act — again
Taunton Daily GazetteMarch 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 »

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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Bill would make Georgia lawmaker stop diverting fees
The Augusta ChronicleMarch 5, 2012

AP ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are mulling a new law that would force them to uphold old laws they already passed. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that House Bill 881 would prohibit lawmakers from diverting about $40 million in fees and fines ...more »

Public Utilities
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Bill would tighten regulation of water utilities
Desert DispatchMarch 9, 2012

By SAM PEARSON, Staff Writer SACRAMENTO • A bill introduced by state Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff would tighten regulations on water utilities and allow the California Public Utilities Commission to audit the companies. The bill, SB 1364, ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Search Minerals Discovers HREE-Zr-Y-Nb Mineralization at the Pesky Hill ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 2, 2012

By Search Minerals Inc. VANCOUVER, March 1, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ - Search Minerals Inc. ("Search" or the "Company") (TSXV: SMY) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alterra Resources Inc., confirm the discovery of mineralization on the Pesky Hill heavy ...more »


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