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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

Dear 16-Year-Old Me, Don't Go To Law School
Above the LawMarch 1, 2012

Last night we put up a video about law student debt, in which Professor William Birdthistle crunched some numbers regarding whether it's financially wise to go to law school. If you haven't already done so, check it out here.more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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A Flex-Fuel Mandate Is Pro-Market
Wall Street JournalMarch 2, 2012

So Congress should encourage car makers to look for new alternatives. By ROBERT C. MCFARLANE The current election cycle and the rising price of gasoline have rekindled interest in energy security and how best to achieve it. We've had these spasms of ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Law school fuzzy grad jobs stats: A federal offense?
FortuneMarch 16, 2012

Civil lawsuits filed last year against a dozen law schools across the country are making their way through state and federal courts, Congress is looking into holding a hearing on law school reporting practices, and more details of law school employment ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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AP ENTERPRISE: Navy 'Sinkex' raises pollution fear
KSWOMarch 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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Administration produces renewable portfolio standard proposal
vtdigger.orgMarch 1, 2012

Tony Klein is the chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. VTD/Josh Larkin Two months into the legislative process, the Vermont Department of Public Service weighed in this week with a proposal for the renewable portfolio standard ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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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 »

Floodplain
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Local zoning provisions in Pa.'s gas drilling law
Yorkdispatch.comMarch 3, 2012

Waiver: If a municipality doesn't ban it, the state Department of Environmental Protection can allow drilling within the 500-foot buffer if an exploration company satisfies case-by-case standards to protect people and property.more »

Pest Control Law
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Atlanta Pest Control Experts, Team Pest USA, Open New Office in Gainesville, GA
Business Review USA (press release)March 3, 2012

With more than 40 years of service and still growing, Team Pest USA has opened a new location in Gainesville, Georgia. ATLANTA, GA, March 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Atlanta pest control company Team Pest USA has opened a new location offering pest ...more »

Forest Preservation
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D4 Expands Operations in Michigan With the Acquisition of Litigation Support ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 15, 2012

ROCHESTER, NY and DETROIT, MI, Mar 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- D4, LLC, a national leader in litigation support and e-discovery services to law firms and corporate law departments, today announced its further expansion in Michigan with the ...more »

AP ENTERPRISE: Navy 'Sinkex' raises pollution fear
The Seattle TimesMarch 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 »

Hazardous Waste
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Household Hazardous Waste Program Set To Start
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

The Counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia have again joined forces to collect household hazardous waste and electronics through 30+ collection sites in the five county region for 2012. In an effort to increase services, ...more »

Public Utilities
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Double Trouble?
Seven DaysMarch 21, 2012

He's a staff attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation with a specialty in water and forest protection. She's an attorney and shareholder with Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, where she focuses in part on public-utility law and shepherds public and ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Developer forfeits Chetco River gold mining claims
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 6, 2012

The claims are now considered closed, said Donna Kauffman, a land law examiner in the minerals section of the US Bureau of Land Management in Portland. The 30-day appeal period expired, and his only recourse would be to go to court.more »

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