Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for February 17 - 18, 2012

17:00 Mitsui to pay record fine for Gulf oil spillFAA welcomes urban regeneration schemeKenyan MPs rush to make the law an assGeorge Will: Governments are meant to preserve property rights, not destroy themGoal of religious freedoms bill disputedPublic deserves explanation from PoliquinGulf of Mexico oil spill partial settlement would give Louisiana $13.5 millionRule of law violated in San BernardinoMitsui unit to pay $90 million over Gulf oil spillMitsui unit to pay $90 million over Gulf oil spillMDOT blocks county road preservation projectPRESS RELEASE: MOEX OFFSHORE AGREES TO $90 MILLION PARTIAL SETTLEMENT OF ...Gov: God's gift of water, wind merits protectionUS religious leaders unite against pill planReligious leaders unite against pill plan

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DesMoinesRegister.comFebruary 8, 2012

About 600 books hail from the collection of the original law school dean, Prof. William G. Hammond, who took his post in 1868 when the school was housed in the Old Capitol rather than its current building, opened in 1986. “I don't think people know we ...more »

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MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), an independent national nonprofit dedicated to helping distressed homeowners navigate financial challenges and avoid mortgage foreclosure through its ...more »

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17:00 Mitsui to pay record fine for Gulf oil spill
www.worldbulletin.netFebruary 18, 2012

(Reuters) MOEX will pay $70 million in civil penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act and spend at least $20 million on conservation projects in the Gulf states, the Justice Department said on Friday. Mitsui & Co Ltd's MOEX Offshore agreed with ...more »

FAA welcomes urban regeneration scheme
Times of MaltaFebruary 18, 2012

The scheme encourages investment in restoration, conservation and maintenance of privately-owned Grade 1 and Grade 2 scheduled residential properties or homes located within Urban Conservation Areas (UCAs). "This is an excellent initiative that ...more »

Kenyan MPs rush to make the law an ass
East AfricanFebruary 18, 2012

In some cases, proposed Bills have been changed at committee level for the sake of self-preservation and political expedience. The current haggle over the delineation of constituency boundaries is a case in point. Instead of forcing unwilling Members ...more »

George Will: Governments are meant to preserve property rights, not destroy them
Post-BulletinFebruary 18, 2012

The Harmons want the Supreme Court to rule that their home has been effectively, and unconstitutionally, taken from them by notably foolish laws that advance no legitimate state interest. The court should. This "taking" has been accomplished by ...more »

Goal of religious freedoms bill disputed
Columbia Daily TribuneFebruary 18, 2012

But gay rights advocates said the primary goal of the conservative and religious groups pushing the bill continues to be nullifying local ordinances or university policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.more »

Public deserves explanation from Poliquin
Lewiston Sun JournalFebruary 18, 2012

As questions continue to mount about the propriety of having 10 acres of personal property protected by a preservation deed that bans harvesting while also receiving tax breaks for the same parcel held in Maine's Tree Growth Tax Law program — which ...more »

Gulf of Mexico oil spill partial settlement would give Louisiana $13.5 million
NOLA.comFebruary 18, 2012

The Clean Water Act allows violators to propose supplemental environmental projects that can reduce the amount of fines they would otherwise pay. The supplemental projects will be aimed at preserving and protecting properties of ecological significance ...more »

Rule of law violated in San Bernardino
San Bernardino SunFebruary 18, 2012

A major component of the American creed is the rule of the law - the bond of the great American society. Obama's failure to administer the rule of law has imperiled America. His failure to execute the rule of law equally has created a state of anarchy, ...more »

Mitsui unit to pay $90 million over Gulf oil spill
Baltimore SunFebruary 17, 2012

MOEX will pay $70 million in civil penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act and spend at least $20 million on conservation projects in the Gulf states, the Justice Department said on Friday. The settlement comes just 10 days before the civil ...more »

Mitsui unit to pay $90 million over Gulf oil spill
Chicago TribuneFebruary 17, 2012

Mitsui's MOEX will pay $70 million in civil penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act and spend at least $20 million on conservation projects in the Gulf states, the Justice Department said on Friday. The settlement comes just 10 days before the ...more »

MDOT blocks county road preservation project
Adrian Daily TelegramFebruary 17, 2012

The road commission used federal money last year for road preservation work done by its crews in projects divided up to cost less than $100000 each. State law currently requires road commissions and local road agencies to hire private contractors for ...more »

PRESS RELEASE: MOEX OFFSHORE AGREES TO $90 MILLION PARTIAL SETTLEMENT OF ...
Wall Street JournalFebruary 17, 2012

... MOEX will pay $70 million in civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from the spill and agreed to spend $20 million to facilitate land acquisition projects in several Gulf states that will preserve and protect ...more »

Gov: God's gift of water, wind merits protection
Water WorldFebruary 17, 2012

Preserving the state's water supply and promoting wind farm development reflect an ecological ethic grounded in religious faith, Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday. "I am a man of faith, and I do think it's important we take care of our environment," he ...more »

US religious leaders unite against pill plan
ABC OnlineFebruary 17, 2012

All five religious leaders on the panel have described the proposed health care law as a gross violation of religious freedom. EMILY BOURKE: In the United States, religious leaders have put aside their differences to stand united against the Obama ...more »

Religious leaders unite against pill plan
ABC OnlineFebruary 17, 2012

All five religious leaders on the all-male panel described the proposed law as a gross violation of religious freedom. Lutheran Reverend Matthew Harrison said the Obama administration had no right to call it anything else.more »

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