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Court rules on enforcement of foreign arbitral award
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The arbitration clause in the contract provided that if the defendant was the complainant in the dispute, the dispute was to be referred for final resolution to the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce ...more »

US judge allows DEA to suspend Cardinal license
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

An administrative hearing of Cardinal's Lakeland license is scheduled to begin at the DEA on April 3. That process could take as long as a year to play out as both sides present their cases. The DEA judge will then make a recommendation to the DEA's ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Land Use Must Change to Meet Biofuel Targets
Laboratory EquipmentMarch 1, 2012

An alternative, according to a study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology, would be to convert 60 percent of existing rangeland to biofuels. William Smith, from The Univ. of Montana, and colleagues explain that the 2007 Energy...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Rio Verde Minerals Releases Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for its ...
Energy Digital (press release)March 3, 2012

The PEA was prepared by Coffey Mining Pty Ltd ("Coffey"), an international consultant with offices in Brazil. Commenting on the release of the PEA, Rio Verde President & CEO Stephen Keith said, "We are encouraged by the results of the Fosfatar PEA, ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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“Savannah River Sellout” Heading To Court … But When?
FITSNewsMarch 5, 2012

Will Haley file a petition for original jurisdiction – alleging that lawmakers overstepped their bounds in directing her Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to follow a 2007 law delegating authority over river-related matters to the ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Fundamental steps needed now in global redesign of Earth system governance
Science CodexMarch 19, 2012

Giving a leading role to the 20 largest economies (G20) would help the council act effectively. The authors also suggested an upgrade of the UN Environment Program to a full-fledged international organization, a move that would give it greater ...more »

Natural Resources
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Listen to the women of Honduras
Ottawa CitizenMarch 4, 2012

This weekend thousands of mining industry people from across Canada and around the globe are in Toronto for one of the world's premiere mining investment conferences. Two speakers at the conference are from Honduras — the minister of the environment ...more »

Floodplain
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GUEST OPINION: House bill would turn back environmental law clock 20 years
Santa Rosa Press DemocratMarch 3, 2012

The planned diversion dismisses the best available science, cripples local businesses, repeals environmental protections, hurts fishers and farmers and undermines states' rights by removing California's control of its water though federal legislation.more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Mayor: Scarsdale Seeks to Save Architectural Gems
The Daily ScarsdaleMarch 15, 2012

by Mark Chapman (email) Scarsdale Mayor Miriam Levitt-Flisser said Tuesday the village is turning attention to preserving its architectural "treasures." SCARSDALE, NY – The Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees plans to take on historic preservation in ...more »

Forest Preservation
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On the Boards
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 5, 2012

Wiedemann is a lawyer at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP and specializes in immigration and nationality law. The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust has elected as president James J Bloom, president of James J Bloom LLC Philip Price ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Ecologist criticises scientists' Gully methods
The Dominion PostMarch 4, 2012

He told the board, which is tasked with deciding whether the 27km inland route can be built, that pest control had to be carried out for at least 10 years and should include possums, stoats and rats to make up for the loss in habitat.more »

Hazardous Waste
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Agencies order El Monte business to stop accepting hazardous waste materials
San Gabriel Valley TribuneMarch 1, 2012

State law restricts hazardous waste management facilities to be located within 500 feet of a school campus. Titan is complying with the agencies' orders to stop accepting these materials and will now take steps to clean up the site, officials said.more »

Sentinel peaker plant brings power, pollution and $53 million
The Desert SunMarch 11, 2012

“It's important to note as well that by bringing a new facility like this one online, it enables us to put offline older, less efficient and more heavily polluting facilities,” said Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, the Coachella Democrat who wrote the law...more »

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