Dumping & Disposing. Legal news and articles for February 25 - 29, 2012

Tree business owner illegally dumps 210 yards of debrisPort Charlotte landscaper accused of illegally dumping debrisLetter: Change needed in energy policyNeighbors raise stink about wasteCircuit of life: New Illinois law aims to boost electronic waste recyclingChevron: Tribunal says it can hear claims against EcuadorLeaked emails shine rare light on StratforWorld's Waters Threatened by Dumping of 180M Tonnes of Toxic Mine WasteLawmakers to open new window into own transactionsWaters of the World Threatened By Dumping of 180M Tonnes of Toxic Mine WasteBill would have state pay farmer's lawyersAmerican Labor is Part of the Environment, Too.State senator unveils bill at Haas CenterKalamazoo's push toward cleaner waterFunds for Environmental Agency to get review

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Toxic Waste Bust at Jakarta Port Could Point to Larger Problem
Jakarta GlobeFebruary 1, 2012

Yuyun Ismawati, founder of the Indonesia Toxics-Free Network, said the case was symptomatic of how corruption had allowed Indonesia to become a dumping ground for other countries' waste. “We have regulations on hazardous waste traffic,” she said.more »

Longmont considers oil/gas regs, invites public help
Longmont Daily Times-CallFebruary 5, 2012

After the open house, Longmont's water board, parks board and Board of Environmental Affairs will meet jointly to give their advice. But there's one tricky area. The regulations all those groups are advising on still don't completely exist.more »

Dumping & Disposing. News and Stories

Tree business owner illegally dumps 210 yards of debris
Wink NewsFebruary 29, 2012

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Environmental Deputy and the County Illegal Dumping Officer investigated an illegal dumping site containing 210 yards of landscape debris on four vacant lots in Port Charlotte. The investigation began Feb.more »

Port Charlotte landscaper accused of illegally dumping debris
The News-PressFebruary 29, 2012

An environmental deputy contacted the out-of-state property owners and they advised they did not give anyone permission to dump debris on their lots. As the joint investigation continued, it was discovered that all four vacant lots were only accessible ...more »

Letter: Change needed in energy policy
The AdvocateFebruary 29, 2012

Elevation is highly significant, because lower clouds are warmer, and therefore dump more heat to space. It's a law of nature that a body emits more heat when warmer than when cooler. Computer simulation of climate is unaware of this key cloud change ...more »

Neighbors raise stink about waste
Tampabay.comFebruary 29, 2012

Now, a month after Crescenzo's trucks started rolling down the lime rock road, neighbors suspect he is dumping untreated waste on the property. The stench is unbearable, and the material coming out of trucks varies in odor and color — a sign, ...more »

Circuit of life: New Illinois law aims to boost electronic waste recycling
Medill Reports: ChicagoFebruary 28, 2012

This is expected to boost electronic recycling by more than 75 percent to about 50 million pounds in 2012, up from 28 million last year, according to the Environmental Law & Policy Center. The state's landfill ban also was expanded to prohibit dumping...more »

Chevron: Tribunal says it can hear claims against Ecuador
Legal News LineFebruary 28, 2012

The ruling, which stems from an environmental lawsuit involving Texaco Petroleum, confirmed a lower court's ruling last February. The lower court had found the company liable for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, ...more »

Leaked emails shine rare light on Stratfor
msnbc.comFebruary 28, 2012

SAN ANTONIO — Private intelligence firm Stratfor was paid by Coca-Cola to gauge the threat of Olympic protesters, provided Dow Chemical information on environmental activists, and sells what clients and subscribers consider some of the best ...more »

World's Waters Threatened by Dumping of 180M Tonnes of Toxic Mine Waste
YubaNet (press release)February 28, 2012

28 – Each year, mining companies dump more than 180 million tonnes of hazardous mine waste into rivers, lakes, and oceans worldwide, threatening vital bodies of water with toxic heavy metals and other chemicals poisonous to humans and wildlife, ...more »

Lawmakers to open new window into own transactions
msnbc.comFebruary 28, 2012

The Office of Congressional Ethics is now looking at the trading activities of Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala. In the two months surrounding the 2008 financial collapse and subsequent $700 billion bailout passed by Congress, he made more than three dozen ...more »

Waters of the World Threatened By Dumping of 180M Tonnes of Toxic Mine Waste
PR Web (press release)February 28, 2012

Mining companies must stop using our oceans, rivers, and lakes as dumping grounds for their toxic waste. Each year, mining companies dump more than 180 million tonnes of hazardous mine waste into rivers, lakes, and oceans worldwide, threatening vital ...more »

Bill would have state pay farmer's lawyers
Delmarva NowFebruary 28, 2012

ANNAPOLIS -- If a piece of legislation introduced in the Maryland General Assembly becomes law, the University of Maryland will have to pay the legal expenses of the Berlin-area farm its law clinic is suing over water pollution claims.more »

American Labor is Part of the Environment, Too.
Politic365February 27, 2012

On 18 January 2012, Earthjustice, representing a number of environmental advocates that included Appalachian Voices, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Sierra Club, and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, sent the federal Environmental Protection ...more »

State senator unveils bill at Haas Center
The Stanford DailyFebruary 27, 2012

The idea for the original 2005 bill came from Josemaria Paterno '02 MD '08, who won Simitian's “There Oughta Be a Law” contest. The contest allowed private citizens to submit ideas for change in Palo Alto to Simitian. Paterno was a first-year medical ...more »

Kalamazoo's push toward cleaner water
Western HeraldFebruary 26, 2012

“As required by law, the Water Reclamation Plant personnel notified the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality via the Pollution Emergency Alerting System and Kalamazoo County Environmental Health and Community Services.” Last year, the Kalamazoo ...more »

Funds for Environmental Agency to get review
Odessa AmericanFebruary 25, 2012

At Monday's scheduled meeting of the Ector County Commissioners' Court, officials will be looking to find a better way to enforce the law regarding illegal dumping. Commissioner Freddie Gardner, Precinct 1, said the agenda item regarding the Ector ...more »

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