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Amid immigration setbacks, one Trump strategy seems to be working: fear
Chicago TribuneMay 1, 2017

"The decline at the border is not something that happened on its own — it's a reaction to concerns Trump is going to restore the enforcement of immigration laws," Krikorian said. "It won't last if that fear isn't realized, but if it is, if Trump ...more »

Six in custody in connection with Bloomington homicide
TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressMay 1, 2017

Police arrested a two more people Sunday in connection with a shooting death last week at a Bloomington apartment. Related Articles. 'Hope she understands': Driver hits kids in crosswalk as St. Paul pedestrian tally mounts. Officers called to an ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Some Hoosiers seek energy policy amid solar battle
The Rushville RepublicanMay 5, 2017

On Tuesday, the governor signed into law Senate Bill 309, which eliminates by 2047 one of the incentives, "net metering," for installing solar panel systems. The new law will reduce the compensation level for energy fed back into the grid by solar ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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“Valleytronics” advancement could help extend Moore's Law
UB News CenterMay 1, 2017

The work is described in a study published online today (May 1, 2017) in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. The key to Zeng's discovery is the use of a ferromagnetic compound to pull the valleys apart and keep them at different energy levels. This ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Deputy uses little-known law to arrest tire haulers
News CourierMay 19, 2017

Aware the county was trying to crack down on illegal tire dumping and fearing the truck driver and passenger might be intending to dispose of them illegally, Hose followed the truck and called the Sheriff's Office. Croley stopped the truck and ...more »

Natural Resources
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Trump's wrong choice for No. 2 post at Interior Department
San Francisco ChronicleMay 14, 2017

Since leaving his job as department solicitor, he joined a top-ranking law firm as head of its Washington-based natural resources division. That job led to his work for Westlands, the agency supplying water to the arid western side of the Central ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Historic Evansville Building to be Preserved, Renovated
Tristatehomepage.comMay 9, 2017

One of the oldest buildings in downtown Evansville will be one of the newest victories for historic preservation. Evansville businessman Danny Fulton ... Right now, the building is home to a law office and a psychic. It was even the law office of ...more »

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How environmental NGOs are shifting conversation on climate and energy
E&E NewsMay 1, 2017

... Trump making several significant moves on energy and environment policy in his first 100 days, how are environmental groups shifting strategy? During today's OnPoint, Howard Learner, president and executive director of the Environmental Law and ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Dear Monty: 8 important considerations with pest fumigation
Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (blog)May 16, 2017

Amending your leases to include a pest abatement clause may improve the property's marketability. Be certain the lease contains language that conforms with all the state and local building and health laws. Because each state's laws are different ...more »

Forest Preservation
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State defends in SC its law granting protection to Gau Rakshaks
Deccan HeraldMay 2, 2017

“If persons, who are members of such societies, association or institution or vigilante groups and indulges in violence creating disharmony among various communities and castes taking law into their own hands and committing atrocities on the innocent ...more »

$220000 state grant for Hoosick Falls water costs
Albany Times UnionMay 10, 2017

... month to fire the Glens Falls law firm that has billed Hoosick Falls more than $450,000 for its work on the water-contamination issues, including tens of thousands of dollars for public relations advice and processing Freedom of Information Law ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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DC Power Giant Settles With Feds on Toxic Waste
Courthouse News ServiceMay 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (CN) – Accused of a litany of hazardous-waste violations at its D.C. power plant, Potomac Electric Power Company agreed Monday to a $54,000 ...more »

Public Utilities
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Consumers Energy deputy general counsel to address SVSU May
Midland Daily NewsMay 4, 2017

Johnson formerly was a partner for the law firm Dykema Gossett PLLC, serving as the director of the firm's energy industry group and specializing in public utilities, energy and taxation. In his director position, he served as an attorney and lobbyist ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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MPs hit out at mining approval at Mabola sanctuary
Business Day (registration)May 10, 2017

Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Thompson, who led the department's delegation to Parliament, said that whatever was done "was within the law". Allowing mining in the protected environment would not necessarily reduce the footprint of ...more »


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