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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

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 »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Energy Prices Boost Sasol Profit
Wall Street JournalMarch 12, 2012

The company said problems in the Middle East should continue to push energy prices higher, which will boost earnings for the rest of the year. The company also repeated that due to increasing sanctions on Iran it is looking for alternative sources of ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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SXSW Preview: Damon Lindelof Interviews Ray Kurzweil About What Hollywood Gets ...
Hollywood ReporterMarch 8, 2012

You don't have to explain what artificial intelligence is or nanotechnology or nanobots or swarm intelligence. I mean people have seen these in one treatment or another, and you could put all these ideas together now and really do a more realistic ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Crews clean up illegal dump site
Huntington Herald DispatchMarch 14, 2012

Staff from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's REAP program, the City of Huntington, the Western Regional Day Report Center and Allied Waste remove garbage from an illegal dump located on 8th Avenue and 31st Street on Tuesday, ...more »

Natural Resources
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State lawmakers angle over striped bass law
The Daily News of NewburyportMarch 2, 2012

The two sides spent nearly five hours trying to convince lawmakers of their opposing viewpoints during a packed hearing of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. The committee is chaired by Sen. Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton, ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Public hearings set for Louisville's 'War on Preservation' [Opinion: The Arena]
Louisville.comMarch 1, 2012

... but understandably unsigned) suggesting that our local government had declared war on historic preservation: “Mayor Greg Fischer and … members of the Metro Council have shown disdain for the laws that protect the remarkable architectural heritage ...more »

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UGA to host environmental law conference
WGCL AtlantaMarch 10, 2012

The keynote speakers are Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, director of the environmental ethics certificate program at UGA's College of Environment and Design, and James Salzman, a professor of law and environmental policy at Duke University.more »

Pest Control Law
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Falcons will be brought in to scare away birds pecking at the Colosseum
Telegraph.co.ukMarch 4, 2012

Officials are already in talks with several pest control firms to bring in the falcons, which are seen as the most effective way to reduce the number of birds which nest in the nooks and crannies of the Colosseum. In recent months the numbers of birds ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Town's oldest home needs a new home
Boston GlobeMarch 1, 2012

In November, the town took responsibility for the Stetson home when residents elected to spend $35000 in Community Preservation Act funds to relocate it. Now a moving company must be hired, and town officials are following the necessary procurement ...more »

BP Gulf of Mexico Spill Trial to Start as Settlement Pressure Increases
BloombergMarch 2, 2012

Non-government plaintiffs in the case include fishermen, shrimpers, restaurants, hotels, workers and business and property owners along the Gulf coast affected by the spill. The proposed settlement between BP and lawyers for businesses and individuals ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Hazardous waste money to help fund roads
The Banner-GraphicMarch 5, 2012

Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) authored legislation, House Enrolled Act 1060, which authorizes hazardous waste disposal tax revenue to pay costs with the maintenance or repair of county roads. The bill was signed into law on Wednesday.more »

Seqra Regulations
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New York trial-level courts uphold local laws banning high volume hydraulic ...
Lexology (registration)March 5, 2012

New wells in the State require NYSDEC permits issued under regulations codified at 6 NYCRR Parts 550-556. In issuing permits, NYSDEC must comply with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), which requires that a discretionary action of a ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Developer forfeits Chetco River gold mining claims
The Seattle TimesMarch 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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