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Widow of man killed on MetroLink files wrongful death suit | KSDK.com
KSDKApril 1, 2017

ST. LOUIS - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in a shooting that killed an innocent bystander at a downtown MetroLink station.more »

Scott Tipton: Rolling back federal overreach
Steamboat Pilot & TodayApril 1, 2017

#During the past several weeks, my team and I have received questions from many constituents about the Congressional Review Act. The CRA was established in 1996 and gives Congress the authority to disapprove of a regulation within 60 days of the date ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Chinese Firm Plans 200 Megawatt Solar Project In The Philippines ...
CleanTechnicaApril 13, 2017

A Chinese company has expressed interest in setting up a massive solar power project in the Philippines. According to media reports, an unnamed Chinese firm ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them
The GuardianApril 24, 2017

Optimists, by contrast, believe that advances such as big data, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence herald a new era of technology-driven improvements. While it is impossible to predict the next “killer app” arising from these technologies, that ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Past and present service of the EPA is of the utmost importance
The Saint Anselm CrierApril 20, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established through an executive order by President Richard Nixon in 1970 with the purpose of protecting human health and the environment. Its creation was sparked by growing public concern regarding ... In ...more »

Natural Resources
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Conservation Officers Want Same Pay Increase As State Police
Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHApril 4, 2017

TIP is a non-profit conservation organization that works closely with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to offer cash rewards for natural resources crime tips and support the activities of the IDNR's Division of Law Enforcement. The board ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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South Beach wants to save Art Deco gems before the seas rise. One solution: Jack them up
Miami HeraldApril 14, 2017

He spent much of last week meeting with public officials, preservationists, architects and residents in Miami and Miami Beach at the invitation of the Miami Design Preservation League, the group whose battle to save the Art Deco historic district ...more »

Floodplain
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Harvard enviro law guru on his biggest win, why he worries
E&E NewsApril 7, 2017

The Harvard Law School professor is well known in environmental and legal circles. He's argued before the Supreme Court 14 times and participated in 42 cases before the high court. He's also the former roommate of Chief Justice John Roberts. Lazarus ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Uganda: Fall Armyworm Has Got People Talking Now
AllAfrica.comApril 24, 2017

We have seen footages on TV screens of the minister of Agriculture Vincent Ssempijja and other officials handing over tonnes of insecticides to various stakeholders in the agriculture sector to fight the new pest reported to have arrived in Africa only ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Local councils, citizens raise red flag against new crime legislation
Asahi ShimbunApril 7, 2017

In 1925, the public security preservation law was enacted with the initial purpose of reining in communism. But its application was expanded to encompass attacks on critics, journalists and activists. The prefectural assemblies of Mie and Miyazaki, as ...more »

Court backs California fees for polluters who exceed limits
Santa Rosa Press DemocratApril 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO— In a win for environmentalists, a California appeals court on Thursday upheld a key component of the state's landmark climate change effort that requires companies to buy credits if they exceed pollution limits. The cap-and-trade law ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Anonymous message leads to alleged dump site for lead ...
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVApril 14, 2017

MAHWAH, N.J. — An anonymous message that was sent to town officials alleged that there's been illegal dumping going on at a county property. Photos show a ...more »

Public Utilities
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Report raises questions about Ohio utilities' renewable credit deals
Midwest Energy NewsApril 6, 2017

The Sierra Club lodged that complaint and other concerns with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio late last month after the regulators invited comments on their draft report on the state's compliance with the renewable portfolio standards. “It's ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Madras High Court Lobs Illegal Beach Sand Mining Ball in Centre's Court
The WireApril 11, 2017

As per existing laws, no private player can mine or process monazite. Private players can mine and separate other minerals found in the beach sand mixed along with monazite – such as garnet, ilmenite, rutile, leuzoxene, zircon and sillimanite.more »

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