Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for February 22 - 23, 2012

IRS Still Fighting Conservation Tax BreaksSLU gets city OK to raze Pevely complexRe: Guess Who?[Breaking] Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutionalUS, UK lawful access implementation full of flawsAmerican Council on Historic Preservation Steps in to Block Northfield Post ...South Carolina bill would encourage reuse of vacantLocal Girl Scouts join in celebrating first centuryHampton Hills Farm protected with conservation easementIs There a Future for Environmental Protection in the Garden State?Open meeting advocate targets mayors' working groupCave complicates LG&E's plans for waste landfill near Trimble County plantMOEX Offshore Agrees To $90M Partial Settlement Of Liability In Deepwater ...Gleick hurt by ethics lapse over climate papersBear Swamp preservation area part of master plan

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VIDEO: Former RNC Chairman Pitches Preservation of Same-Sex Marriage
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman made the rounds at the Statehouse last week in an effort to promote preservation of the New Hampshire's same-sex marriage law. At his visit to the Statehouse, along with members of the Standing ...more »

City readies preservation ordinance
Valley SunFebruary 9, 2012

(Raul Roa/Staff Photographer) Under consideration for more than a year, the La Cañada City Council approved 3-0 the city's first historical preservation law Monday night. Councilman Steve Del Guercio recused himself from the vote, citing a business ...more »

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IRS Still Fighting Conservation Tax Breaks
ForbesFebruary 23, 2012

While fancy appraisals can defeat the IRS, some taxpayers get piggish and end up in tax fisticuffs. Another key is good documentation. Some taxpayers are too aggressive, as where the donor is keeping its fingers in the deal so as not to irrevocably ...more »

SLU gets city OK to raze Pevely complex
STLtoday.comFebruary 23, 2012

Ivy Pinkston, a commission member from the comptroller's office, said the city cannot ignore SLU's law school relocation as a commitment to the city. Biondi and other university representatives said they had considered preserving the main Pevely ...more »

Re: Guess Who?
National Review Online (blog)February 22, 2012

While Holder & Co. break down our legal defenses, propaganda outfits like the Associated Press sap the nation's instinct for self-preservation by framing police surveillance of Muslims as a “civil rights” issue. From my New York Post column on Monday: ...more »

[Breaking] Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional
The GA VoiceFebruary 22, 2012

The ruling, handed down this afternoon, finds that the law violates the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution, according to multiple sources. The case, Golinski v. United States Office of Personnel Management, involves Karen ...more »

US, UK lawful access implementation full of flaws
IDG News ServiceFebruary 22, 2012

Proponents of Canada's Bill C-30, otherwise known as the Protection Children from Internet Predators Act, say that it will merely bring the country in line with other nations that have some form of lawful access and data preservation and retention ...more »

American Council on Historic Preservation Steps in to Block Northfield Post ...
Patch.comFebruary 22, 2012

The ACHP, which is responsible for oversight of the country's historic preservation laws, says the USPS can't legally put the Northfield Post Office up for sale yet. By Corey Butler Jr. The downtown Northfield branch of the United States Postal Service ...more »

South Carolina bill would encourage reuse of vacant
SCNowFebruary 22, 2012

He says a law change several years ago made it more difficult to develop commercial property, particularly if it's in disrepair. According to a study by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the measure would generate about $20 in revenue for ...more »

Local Girl Scouts join in celebrating first century
Chicago Daily HeraldFebruary 22, 2012

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and Girl Scout National Historic Preservation Center Juliette Gordon Low in uniform awards a Golden Eaglet to Girl Scout in 1919. Emily Bartusiak, right, works on Project Law Track with her sister, Elizabeth.more »

Hampton Hills Farm protected with conservation easement
Mid-Hudson NewsFebruary 22, 2012

The town, using Community Preservation Act funds, intends to acquire the easement from the Open Space Conservancy. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. The town law, passed by voters in 2006, has enabled Warwick to preserve over 3000 acres ...more »

Is There a Future for Environmental Protection in the Garden State?
Patch.comFebruary 22, 2012

For example, a review of the records of former Senate presidents shows that Joe Merlino championed pinelands legislation; Pat Dodd focused on proper treatment of hazardous waste; John Russo led the charge to create a fund to ensure the cleanup of oil ...more »

Open meeting advocate targets mayors' working group
Patterson IrrigatorFebruary 22, 2012

by Nick Rappley | Patterson Irrigator An open meeting advocacy organization this week threatened to sue a group of Stanislaus County mayors, including Mayor Luis Molina of Patterson, saying members have broken state law by not opening their meetings to ...more »

Cave complicates LG&E's plans for waste landfill near Trimble County plant
Louisville Courier-JournalFebruary 22, 2012

Further complicating matters, the cave-protection law does not allow applicants to mitigate the loss of a cave by, for example, paying into a conservation fund or agreeing to protect other caves elsewhere, as is common with other environmental laws, ...more »

MOEX Offshore Agrees To $90M Partial Settlement Of Liability In Deepwater ...
Oil and Gas OnlineFebruary 22, 2012

The money will go toward replenishing the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, where by law it will be available to pay for response actions, cleanup and damages caused by future spills. The remaining penalty will go to Gulf states that participate in the ...more »

Gleick hurt by ethics lapse over climate papers
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 22, 2012

Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute and one of the world's leading experts on freshwater, stands near the organization's Preservation Park offices in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. The latest national uproar over climate ...more »

Bear Swamp preservation area part of master plan
Tri-Town NewsFebruary 22, 2012

BY JAMES McEVOY The Howell Planning Board has voted unanimously to adopt a master plan for the preservation of the Bear Swamp Natural Area. The board approved incorporating the Bear Swamp master plan into the land use component of Howell's master plan ...more »

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