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Ryan's Medicare Revolution
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

True, Mr. Obama's health-care law has created an Independent Payment Advisory Board with the task of limiting Medicare spending, now rising at 6% a year, to the economic growth rate plus a half percentage point. Not only does the board lack the tools ...more »

44 Convicted Criminal Aliens Arrested in CT and MA
abc40March 1, 2012

By Jessica Michalski - email HARTFORD, CT (WGGB) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department has arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens in Connecticut and Massachusetts. During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in both CT and MA that ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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New push in Northern Pass fight
Concord MonitorMarch 4, 2012

"But the fact of the matter is that the law on the books is written by the corporations and their lobbyists, and they protect them far more than they protect the individuals." Nottingham voters passed their ordinance in 2009 with 60 percent of the vote ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Colossus Minerals Inc. Joins OTCQX
Energy Digital (press release)March 3, 2012

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. will serve as Colossus Minerals' Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and US securities laws. In connection with the move to OTCQX Colossus announces ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Tainted mound to move at last
MyCentralJersey.comMarch 7, 2012

Workers on Monday began moving 40000 cubic yards of polluted dirt illegally dumped on a West Main Street property nearly four years ago. The dirt, which the state Department of Environmental Protection said is tainted with elevated levels of ...more »

Natural Resources
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Only Apple beats Cliffs Natural Resources' 10-year stock track record
Crain's Cleveland Business (blog)March 6, 2012

If it weren't for Apple, Cleveland-based Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. would have been the fastest-rising stock of the last 10 years, according to this analysis by TheStreet.com. The website says Cliffs, a coal and iron ore mining company, ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Protesters to kick off 6-day march to Montgomery
NECNMarch 4, 2012

Sharpton left no doubt as to what he thought the legacy was: "voter ID laws and the laws of today." Alabama's voter ID law will require voters to show photographic identification at the polls in order to vote. The immigration law requires police to ...more »

Floodplain
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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 »

Pest Control Law
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Service puts pooch on the prowl for bed bugs
Aiken StandardMarch 5, 2012

Wishbone, a perky Jack Russell terrier, and his handler Matt Chaney of Bed Bug Green Solution LLC, based in Charlotte, joined Aiken Pest Control in a quest to find live bedbugs in local homes Wednesday. "We could search the apartment and find nothing," ...more »

Forest Preservation
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A champion for fertility preservation and quality of life after cancer
Medill Reports: ChicagoMarch 1, 2012

It is the ethics, the law, the religious constraints, and the multi-dimensionality of fertility management in the case of a young (ages zero to 40) cancer patient. Q. What advice do you have for cancer patients concerned with fertility preservation?more »

Giant new plant shows coal power isn't going away
Power Engineering MagazineMarch 5, 2012

The nearly $5 billion cost included $1 billion in pollution controls. That equipment will scrub out mercury and other toxic pollutants as required by new national regulations and an earlier Illinois law. It also will remove particulate matter, or soot.more »

Hazardous Waste
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Firms briefed on new laws for hazardous loads
nebusiness.co.ukMarch 1, 2012

The workshop covered a range of topics including transporting dangerous goods and waste safely, the impact of the current regulations and enforcement and prosecution. One of the main changes to the law is that any individual or company that handles or ...more »

Public Utilities
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Del. Glass: On Public Utility Smart Meters - "Evidence Suggests these Meters ...
The DaggerMarch 10, 2012

One of my bills, which may be the most important I have introduced, is House Bill 878 – “Public Utilities – Smart Meter Opt-Out Option” bill. The utility companies are replacing our meters with Smart Meters. One of several problems I see, ...more »

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