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Local graduate, wife and daughter killed in car crash
Norwalk ReflectorApril 1, 2017

He was arrested following Sunday's fatal crash on North Cousino Road and remains in the Lucas County jail. Ramirez-Jaramillo is also being held on an immigration detainer issued by the U.S. Border Patrol. The Shellhammers and Meinke died Sunday from ...more »

Senate body denies SCO freedom to operate across Pakistan
DAWN.comApril 1, 2017

“The SCO management is demanding a huge amendment to the law,” he added. The Senate subcommittee on IT met to discuss a proposed amendment to the 1996 Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organisation) Act that would give the SCO a free hand to ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Direct Energy Wins Right to Sell Renewable Energy in Virginia, But There's a Catch
Energy CollectiveApril 7, 2017

Last August the company filed a petition for declaratory judgment (PUE-2016-00094) asking the SCC to clarify its rights under Virginia law to sell renewable energy to customers of Dominion Virginia Power. The SCC brought in Dominion and Appalachian ...more »

Natural Resources
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Conservationists continue rec area legal fight
Baraboo News RepublicApril 3, 2017

One such expert is University of Colorado Law professor Mark Squillace, who is director of the university's Environmental Law Program and wrote an affidavit supporting the Alliance's claims. Squillace has testified before U.S. congressional committees ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Kibarani dumpsite killing aquatic life, claims expert
K24 TVApril 14, 2017

He argued that, in fact, the dumpsite exists illegally since the policy on garbage outlaws dumping near the ocean. “This dumpsite was created when there were no laws requiring that an Environmental Impact Assessment Test be taken for a dumpsite to be ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Bowser Administration Selects Developer for Vacant Anacostia ...
Washington City Paper (blog)April 13, 2017

But the homes were supposed to go to a different group, per D.C. Council legislation.more »

Pest Control Law
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Condition of boy doused in chemicals is improving, DCF head says
Palm Beach PostApril 27, 2017

Barahona, who owns a pest control company, has been charged with attempted murder and is being held without bail in the Palm Beach County Jail. Wilkins also told reporters he would announce on Monday a management review team expected to ...more »

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2017 Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference June 8-9 in Memphis
Delta Farm PressApril 18, 2017

A panel will provide an update on agricultural and environmental laws affecting farmers and landowners in the Mid-South region. Among the speakers will be Rusty Rumley, senior staff attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center, University of ...more »

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour
BBC NewsApril 22, 2017

Labour has accused the government of failing to act on air pollution, which it says is a "public health emergency". The party said millions of people in the UK were living in areas with illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and called air pollution ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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New York Pours $2.5 Billion Into Clean Water Programs
Bloomberg BNAApril 5, 2017

Saint-Gobain and Honeywell have been named as potential responsible parties for the Hoosick Falls contamination under the state Superfund law and are also facing civil lawsuits. New York's water infrastructure measure also includes $130 million for the ...more »

Public Utilities
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Tyler officials working to delay proposed Oncor electric rate increase
Tyler Morning TelegraphApril 10, 2017

It is open to the public. State law allows cities within a utilities company's service area to suspend a rate increase for 90 days after the date it would have become effective, according to the city's council communication. Tyler is a member of a 156 ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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CEOs told electricity 'at top of list' of Africa's infrastructure investment needs
Out-Law.comApril 6, 2017

According to Guislain, investments in artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, materials sciences, bio-technology and computer engineering “will define the future economies”. He said the AfDB also wants to see “accelerated regional trade ...more »


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