Environmental Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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L.A. City Attorney's Request For LAX Security Clearance Met With ...
LAistApril 1, 2017

In the hectic weekend following the implementation of President Trump's original travel ban, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer made headlines when he was ...more »

Umatilla fire chief's crash went unreported; former mayor seeks investigation
East Oregonian (subscription)April 1, 2017

He also was under an administrative investigation at the time, but he nor the fire board revealed why and the outcome has not been publicized. A few months later, Roxbury ran for a seat on the Umatilla City Council and won 59 percent of the vote ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Electrek green energy brief: Florida utility writes anti-solar bill, major renewable energy powerlines, more
ElectrekApril 7, 2017

The law, instead of focusing on lowering taxes on solar installations, instead had multiple requirements added to the sales process. And now we know where the language came from – Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Fort Myers took an MS Word document from ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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The menace of mining and water pollution
GhanaWebApril 11, 2017

Sadly, section 17 of the Minerals and Mining Act, Act 703 of 2003 grants that a mineral right holder upon receiving requisite approvals or licences under the Water Resources Commission Act, 1996 (Act 552) “may for the purposes of or ancillary to the ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Environmental Pollution Knows No Boundaries
Huffington PostApril 7, 2017

Dumping garbage in the sea is also another cause of water pollution where garbage used by different families are compiled and tossed into the sea. Debris including plastic, food and glass that take hundreds and thousands of years before ... Rules and ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Boys & Girls Club Week a success
Bemidji PioneerApril 16, 2017

... building a positive relationship between law enforcement and young citizens. On Thursday, March 30, with help from the Headwaters Science Center, the club was turned into a full STEM Club for the day. Activities varied from explosions to ...more »

Natural Resources
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Potential law change could impede canoe businesses
Holmes County Times AdvertiserApril 4, 2017

In addition to Kirk's livery, Snaggy Bend Outfitters and Old Cypress Canoe Rentals give tourists an eco-friendly way to enjoy the area's natural resources for a day and access to fishing, overnight camping and other recreation. The canoe rental ...more »

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Making The Law Work For The Environment
Jefferson Public RadioApril 11, 2017

She is a professor at the University of Oregon's law school, and director of its Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. Issues like climate change, where governments in our country have been slow to respond, have gotten particular attention at ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Dozens of dead pets found in abandoned apartment, ex-tenant arrested
The StateApril 20, 2017

The animals found inside the home included turtles, bearded dragons, lizards and snakes. The floors inside the home were covered with garbage, animal feces, terrariums and aquariums, Dan Phillips, owner of All Things Wild, which specializes in nuisance ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Conservation Groups Buy Exit 4 Land Once Slated for Development
Seven DaysApril 18, 2017

Negotiations immediately began with Preservation Trust of Vermont, the Conservation Law Foundation and the Vermont Natural Resources Council. "We spent several months back-ing and forth-ing and getting to know each other and seeing how things play ...more »

Environmental Liability: Who can be Held Accountable?
Lexology (registration)April 4, 2017

The position of directors' liability for environmental damage has been considered in a number of cases under the Waste Management Act 1996 to 2011 in Ireland. A director has been held accountable for the remediation and clean-up of a site where the ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Cleaning up Mingo County
Williamson Daily NewsApril 4, 2017

By law, every household in Mingo County is required to subscribe to and use an approved solid waste collection service and have proof that your waste was disposed of at an approved solid waste facility. The Waste Management website states, “Your local ...more »

Public Utilities
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New licensing rules for district heating in Romania
Lexology (registration)April 26, 2017

However, in November 2016, Law no. 225/2016 amending Law no. 51/2006 on public utilities services has moved licensing and supervision powers in connection with district heating service from ANRSC to ANRE, without, however, providing a legal ...more »


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