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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 »

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 »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Crown asks tribunal to dismiss SOE sale claim
Otago Daily TimesMarch 4, 2012

They say sales of 49 per cent of Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy, Meridian Energy and Solid Energy, would prejudice Maori claims to ownership and control of water. In a submission to the tribunal, Crown Law counsel Jason Gough said the claims failed ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Mariner's Choice Expands Further Into the Caribbean Region
MarketWatch (press release)March 15, 2012

Some of the company's "green" products employ nanotechnology. For more information, please visit www.marinerschoice.net < http://www.marinerschoice.net/ >. Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Jakarta to Examine 118 Containers for Possible Toxic Waste in Tanjung Priok
Jakarta GlobeMarch 2, 2012

(Antara Photo) The Environment Ministry, the Customs Office and the police will examine the contents of another 118 containers said to contain scrap iron that may include some hazardous materials, the ministry said on Thursday.more »

Natural Resources
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Ag minute: New laws will conserve and extend state water
McPherson SentinelMarch 5, 2012

State Senate President Steve Morris, Senate Agriculture Chair Mark Taddiken, Senate Natural Resources Chair Ralph Ostmeyer, House Agriculture Chair Larry Powell and Kansas Water Authority and the Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee Chair Gary ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Paxson Slams Howe's Committee Proposal
Patch.comMarch 2, 2012

Howe told supporters Thursday night that he thought City Council was violating open-meeting laws when it went into closed session to discuss portions of the Arcadis report that heavily influenced the majority's decision. Paxson said he would have ...more »

Floodplain
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Settlement Only The First Step In BP's Legal Woes
Minnesota Public RadioMarch 3, 2012

by Debbie Elliott, National Public Radio The deal was announced late Friday and prompted a federal judge in New Orleans to postpone a Monday trial, but the proposed settlement solves only one piece of BP's legal exposure from the worst environmental...more »

Pest Control Law
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Lecture: 'Integrated Pest Management in Brazilian Citrus'
Daily NebraskanMarch 13, 2012

What: Lia Marchi, an entomology graduate student, will lecture on pest control for Brazilian citrus fruits. Be the first to comment on this article! I am not posting spam. I understand posting spam or other comments that are unrelated to this article ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Wetlands bill signed into law
Beloit Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

The governor said the bill balances economic growth and wetland preservation. “The two can go hand-in-hand,” Walker said. A host of Wisconsin business groups, including the realtors association and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, pushed hard for ...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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Groups Continue to Debate Electronic Export Ban
Recycling TodayMarch 7, 2012

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a new report confirming that The Responsible Recycling Act (RERA, S. 1270, HR 2284) violates international trade law, according to a news release from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries ...more »

Public Utilities
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Chino Hills, SCE mediations fail to reach agreement
Inland Valley Daily BulletinMarch 7, 2012

As a result, a prehearing conference before a California Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge will occur on March 19. The next procedural steps to address the city's petition will be discussed. For three weeks, the city and Edison have ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Pro-, anti-mining groups clash in forum
ABS CBN NewsMarch 2, 2012

He said large-scale miners exert effort to rehabilitate the areas they mine. The barren lands cited by Lopez were not caused by mining, he said, arguing they had been that way due to the presence of minerals that prevent the growth of trees.more »

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