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NTSB Gives Update on Plane Crash That Kills Three
MyHighPlainsMay 1, 2017

AMARILLO,TX - UPDATE (7:18 PM): The Amarillo Police Department released the names of the victims killed in Friday's plane crash. Pilot Robin Shaw and flight nurses Misty Nicholson and Scott Riola were killed when their plane went down shortly after ...more »

Trump's week ahead: Key bills on budget, healthcare
The Providence JournalMay 1, 2017

Trump has spent his first 100 days coming to terms with the slow grind of government even in a Republican-dominated capital, and watching some of his promises —from repealing the nation's health care law to temporarily banning people from some Muslim ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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Indiana governor signs bill aimed at dimming solar incentive
Fox BusinessMay 2, 2017

He waited until a deadline set by the state constitution to sign the new law. "I support solar as an important part of Indiana's comprehensive energy mix. I understand the concerns some have expressed, but this legislation ensures that those who ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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EPA Reopens Comment Period on Standards for Small Manufacturers and Processors for TSCA Reporting for Review ...
The National Law ReviewMay 9, 2017

Some states have laws and ethical rules regarding solicitation and advertisement practices by attorneys and/or other professionals. The National Law Review is not a law firm nor is www.NatLawReview.com intended to be a referral service for attorneys ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Unfazed by censure, Maharashtra's polluting factories make its rivers filthiest in India
Hindustan TimesMay 10, 2017

For the past 25 years, factories in the neighbouring industrial belt of Lote Parshuram have been dumping untreated effluents in the river, destroying all living forms in it. The fish are dying and the river no longer offers a .... “Industries know they ...more »

Natural Resources
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Investigations of illegal trash dumping underway
Daily HeraldMay 4, 2017

Trash has been dumped near the flood diversion dam area east of Mt. Pleasant. That area is not one of the county landfills. Some persons who have dumped trash in that area have faced the consequences. Others considering dumping there need to know it is ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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News Briefs 05-12-17
CapeGazette.comMay 12, 2017

Milton Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, at the Milton library. Commissioners will review a request to replace an addition at 207 Union St., review proposed commission by-laws, review a draft historic ...more »

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Pittsburgh-based podcast Trump on Earth tries to keep pace with changing environmental policy
PGH City PaperMay 17, 2017

(Freeman's answer, condensed: While only Congress can void an environmental law, like the Clean Air Act, Trump can unilaterally undo executive policies, like the Clean Power Plan, and the White House can attempt to starve regulators for funding, or ...more »

Pest Control Law
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How to Make Friends and Influence Gators
Atlas ObscuraMay 11, 2017

By the 1860s, fashionable Europeans went crazy for alligator leather, and hunting the reptiles became more about profit than pest control. Once dead they were the stuff of haute couture, but living alligators still carried bad reputations. In 1935 ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Removal of Confederate monuments stirs backlash in statehouses
WGNOMay 12, 2017

Both the state Senate and House approved the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, which prohibits making changes to standing monuments, including those honoring the Confederacy. After it goes through the Senate again, the bill could end up on ...more »

Federal Court: Exxon Violated Clean Air Act Over 16000 Times, Must Pay $19.95 Million Penalty
Environment AmericaMay 1, 2017

Exxon's illegal air emissions included carcinogens, other toxic air pollutants, and respiratory irritants like sulfur dioxide and ozone-forming chemicals. “This ruling shows how crucial the citizen enforcement provision of the Clean Air Act really is ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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EPA Centralizes CERCLA Remedy Selection Authority
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 17, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt last week issued a memorandum revising the existing delegations of authority related to implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA ...more »

Public Utilities
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SMART planning to sound train horns in Petaluma again over city's objection
Petaluma Argus CourierMay 2, 2017

According to Farhad Mansourian, SMART's general manager, a regional administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration notified the rail agency Monday that Petaluma's quiet zone is “nullified” and that train engineers are to resume blowing the horn ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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The billions buried under Kenyan soil
The Standard (press release)May 2, 2017

Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu told the Standard the exact value of the mineral deposits was significant but could only be determined after a pending aerial geological mapping. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich told Parliament when he ...more »


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