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Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...more »

Dooger's Warrenton location for lease
Coast River Business JournalMarch 1, 2012

“We have some pad spaces for lease and that's included,” said leasing agent Jeff Olson of Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest. The property at 103 US Hwy. 101 is described on several commercial real estate websites as, “Existing 5000 +/- SF ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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IPAB Would Reduce Access to Care, Witnesses Tell Ways and Means Panel
Bloomberg BNAMarch 7, 2012

The hearing came on the same day that the House Energy and Commerce Committee, by voice vote, approved the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act (HR 452), which would repeal IPAB (see related article). The Ways and Means Committee, which shares ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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BIONOVA about BIONOVA Skincare
Bradenton HeraldMarch 1, 2012

Equipped with the last findings in human physiology and biochemistry, utilizing a proprietary technology based on Life Science Nanotechnology this brand radically changed the total approach to the skin in a Beauty industry. By treating the skin as the ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Italian Shipping Firm Charged with Environmental Crimes & Obstruction of Justice
The Maritime ExecutiveMarch 7, 2012

International and US law requires that all overboard discharges of waste oil be recorded in an oil record book, a log that is regularly inspected by the US Coast Guard. According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 25, 2012, the Bottiglieri Challenger ...more »

Natural Resources
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BP settles Gulf oil spill lawsuits, expects $7.8 billion payout
OregonLive.comMarch 3, 2012

"The United States will continue to work closely with all five Gulf states to ensure that any resolution of the federal law enforcement and damage claims, including natural resources damages, arising out of this unprecedented environmental disaster is ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Regional News Mar 26
KMASMarch 26, 2012

Kootenai Tribe Cultural Preservation Officer Francis Auld tells the Missoulian that members are working to get 7018-foot Chicago Peak recognized under the National Historic Preservation Act as a traditional cultural property. Spokane, Wash.more »

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US House approves bill that would remake California water law
Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2012

By Richard Simon and Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times The House approved a bill Wednesday that rewrites two decades of water law in California, wiping out environmental protections and dropping reforms of federal irrigation policy that have long ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Bed Bugs In Ralston
WOWTMarch 4, 2012

Why should the management company be responsible? by Bed Bug Inspector on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:25 PM I am a Bedbug Inspector for a large pest control company. Bed bugs are all over the city (usually in apartments and low income homes but not always) The ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Real estate: Proof that deer and birds live on Delhi land
Daily MailMarch 4, 2012

The wildlife sanctuary status would bring in its wake existing laws which are tough to violate and entails harsher punishment. The Wildlife Conservation Strategy 2002, prepared by the National Board for Wildlife, says land within 10 km of a sanctuary's ...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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CRS: Responsible Electronics Recycling Act may Violate Trade Laws
Waste Management WorldMarch 8, 2012

However, the research service added that it would be difficult for US export restrictions on e-waste to meet this standard for justification if they are imposed without serious US engagement in international negotiations on the hazardous waste trade or ...more »

Public Utilities
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Yanish, Christianson accused of defamation: Discrimination
West Central TribuneMarch 3, 2012

WILLMAR — The fired general manager of the Willmar Municipal Utilities has filed a lawsuit against the city of Willmar and the utilities alleging discrimination, breach of contract, fraud, and violation of the Open Meeting Law.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Seafloor mining companies must invest in protecting the environment:SP
Radio AustraliaMarch 8, 2012

The Pacific has become world's hotspot for exploration and looks set to be the first region of the world to embark on commercial exploitation of seabed minerals when the Canadian company, Nautilus, begins mining in Papua New Guinea.more »


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