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Gorsuch: I Will Be A Faithful Servant Of The Constitution
RealClearPoliticsFebruary 1, 2017

I've watched them fearlessly tending to the rule of law, enforcing the promises of our Constitution, and living out daily their judicial oaths to administer justice equally to rich and poor alike, following the law as they find it and without respect ...more »

1 case dismissed, 8 continue in joint protest trial
Bismarck TribuneFebruary 1, 2017

Police set up snow fence to mark protest zones away from the construction, but some demonstrators crossed that line or walked onto the access road, which law enforcement contended was harassing or created a hazard to police monitoring a 100-person ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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Montana energy uncertainty comes as large solar farm planned
Great Falls TribuneFebruary 12, 2017

However, Montana solar projects are facing dark times. The Legislature is considering weakening state laws that support solar and other renewable energy development. The state Senate began changing the contract terms last week for renewable energy ...more »

Natural Resources
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Bill in Congress would eliminate US forest police
Bemidji PioneerFebruary 9, 2017

"Having local sheriffs handle (natural resource) laws is like having your dentist perform gallbladder surgery." Local, state and federal officers enhance each other's efforts, not overlap, several retired officers said in a telephone press conference ...more »

Floodplain
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Theresa May must not sacrifice environmental laws after Brexit, warn leading climate groups
The IndependentFebruary 22, 2017

Theresa May must not allow Britain's environmental laws to be undermined during Brexit negotiations, a coalition of leading UK and international campaign groups, including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, WWF and the National Trust, has said. The ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Groups Seek To Remove Billboard Near Historically Black Cemetery
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2017

“I and many others worked very hard to get Fulton County to recognize and preserve the Macedonia African Methodist Cemetery nearly 20 years ago,” said Kirk Sarkisian, a member of the Warsaw Historic Preservation Society, the other petitioning group.more »

Pest Control Law
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Boo-Hoo II: Obama Bureaucrats Disconsolate Over Regulation Repeal
PJ MediaFebruary 13, 2017

The rule is just one of dozens enacted in the final months of the Obama administration that congressional Republicans have begun erasing under a once-obscure law — much to the dismay of agency staffers who hauled those regulations through the long ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Jewel's Catch One: A Haven for the Black LGBTQ Community
KCETFebruary 15, 2017

They work through education and advocacy to raise awareness of our shared cultural heritage, prevent the needless destruction of significant sites and historic neighborhoods, empower people to save the places they love, and foster strong preservation ...more »

London's breach to annual air pollution limits: what's the solution?
Blue & Green TomorrowFebruary 3, 2017

Air pollution laws are now largely driven by EU legislation. The 2008 air quality directive essentially sets legally binding limits on all outdoor air pollutants that affect public health. This directive replaced nearly all of the previous EU ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Letter: Is the Golf Course Deal a good one or not?
mysouthboroughFebruary 27, 2017

Cash – $4.5 million + the cost of demolishing the club house and any clean up of hazardous waste. The “Stump Dump” – The Stump ... $1.5 million and $2.2 Million. If we pass the reuse of historic building by law these buildings could become more valuable.more »

Public Utilities
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Proposal would require utilities to shop for cheaper energy options
Santa Fe New MexicanFebruary 11, 2017

Nanasi said if Cervantes' bill becomes law, there would be fewer legal battles “because the [Public Regulation] Commission, our utilities, stakeholders and the public will be equipped with the information and choices we need to pursue an energy path ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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ACEP calls for mining beneficiation policy
BusinessGhanaFebruary 6, 2017

“The Minerals and Mining Act 2006, for example, clearly mandates mining companies in Ghana to purchase a certain percentage of their materials locally, as well as employ local people to prevent communities from rising against the companies,” he added.more »

Seqra Regulations
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Airmont Passes Building Moratorium and Parking Ban
Rockland County TimesFebruary 15, 2017

... that the Village Board conducted a review required by the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act. The law commonly known as “SEQRA” requires municipalities to make an environmental review of all “actions” defined under the regulations.more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Presidential system to help Turkey escape middle class trap, minister argues
Daily SabahFebruary 19, 2017

On the other hand, instead of supporting every sector, we will focus on certain sectors like biotechnology, nanotechnology and communications. Through this approach, we will instill technology in our industry, and our industries will manufacture high ...more »

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