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Two Bureau of Land Management Regulations on Life Support Under President Trump
JD Supra (press release)March 26, 2017

Background: During the Obama Administration, the Bureau of Land Management issued the Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands Final Rule and the 2016 Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. Both rules prompted petitions for court review.more »

Cavion hopes to grow and inspire with venture capital success
Charlottesville TomorrowMarch 26, 2017

Ed Albrigo, CEO of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, said Cavion's venture capital success could attract more medical entrepreneurs to the Charlottesville area. “Other innovators in the region are going to be more likely to start a business ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Dumping & Disposing
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Environmental Law Society licks off lecture series at UMass Law
SouthCoastToday.comMarch 26, 2017

DARTMOUTH — Law students at the UMass School of Law Dartmouth, along with some non-student environmental activists, were introduced Saturday to the fledgling Environmental Law Society. Annie Lemelin, a Dartmouth native who now works for the ...more »

Natural Resources
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Don't kill the Endangered Species Act
Palm Beach PostApril 12, 2017

Rob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, says the law has been “hijacked” by environmental extremists and must be “repealed and replaced” with a law giving states the ultimate authority over the fate of imperiled species.more »

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Environmental laws trump Linc Energy creditors
Lexology (registration)April 13, 2017

Today the Queensland Supreme Court held that an insolvent company's environmental obligations under State law were unaffected by the liquidators' disclaimer of related property and resource tenures. This decision changes the previous understanding of ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Tribe Seeks To Stop Work On RI Viaduct Project
Law360 (subscription)April 4, 2017

... Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office, filed its complaint on Friday against the Federal Highway Administration, the Advisory Council on Human Preservation and the state Department of Transportation and Historical Preservation & Heritage ...more »

Pest Control Law
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In the Garden: Leave apple growing to the pros
Yakima Herald-RepublicMarch 26, 2017

Using Spinosad to control possibly three generations of codling moths involves spraying roughly every seven to 10 days from petal-fall, or timed to coincide with the egg laying activities of each generation of pests (one more thing that has to be ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Northbridge selectmen, Fin Com disagree on Community Preservation Act
Worcester TelegramApril 11, 2017

The CPA raises money for open space, affordable housing, historic preservation and public recreation sites through a surcharge of between 1 and 3 percent on property tax. Communities may exempt residents with low to moderate incomes and the first ...more »

Trump order softens laws on climate change
The Boston GlobeMarch 29, 2017

“Addressing our country's largest source of carbon pollution — existing fossil fuel-burning power plants — is both required under the Clean Air Act and essential to mitigating climate change's growing harm to our public health, environments, and ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker
JD Supra (press release)April 4, 2017

Buenos Aires has proposed an amendment to its municipal hazardous waste law to classify all batteries as hazardous and subjecting them to mandatory take-back and recycling; Chile has ratified the first three of its national producer responsibility ...more »

Public Utilities
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Meriden water and sewer bills could increase 33.5 percent
Meriden Record-JournalMarch 26, 2017

Mary Mushinsky, D-Wallingford, sponsored legislation that increased the reimbursement rate to municipalities that made the changes from 30 percent to 50 percent. The law was revised last year, extending the deadline for municipalities to enter into ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Galamsey: Time for ordinary people to act
Myjoyonline.comMarch 27, 2017

Dr. Manteaw said although it is prudent to name and shame personalities involved in the illegal act, the government must simply enforce the Minerals and Mining Act 703 which criminalises illegal mining. For him, it is about “challenging the course, ...more »


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