Natural Resources. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

Feral swine a nagging, growing problemOne arrested in dumping of bear cub carcass in Hart County, another soughtResidents Rejoice Shutter of Fisk, Crawford Coal PlantsJeff Bingaman laments partisan split on energyNVMN Executes Option Agreement for 2567 Hectare Diamond & Gold Property with ...Anadarko Announces Election and Nominations to its Board of DirectorsGaramendi tries to stop California water warGov. Walker to sign wetlands bill into law WednesdayIncreased timber sales sought to fund rural counties, schools'Poor law enforcement, graft worsen air pollution in MetroBoating safety education course offered March 10Resolution Copper advocates changing state law limiting miners' hoursSalazar confident uranium-mining ban will withstand legal challengeStopping Orangutan Poaching a Matter of Enforcing the LawNatural Resources Defense Council

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State still investigating natural resource damages from Exxon oil leak
Laurel OutlookFebruary 1, 2012

... pollution caused by a pipeline break last summer near Laurel, the oil company may owe even more under state and federal law for additional environmental damages, an official with the state's Natural Resource Damage (NRD) program said this week.more »

WTO Appellate Body: China Raw Material Export Restrictions Illegal
Bridges Weekly Trade News DigestFebruary 1, 2012

In a high-profile dispute over access to natural resources, the WTO's Appellate Body on Monday confirmed that China violated WTO law and its accession protocol by restricting the exportation of nine raw materials (DS394, 395, 398).more »

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Feral swine a nagging, growing problem
minbcnews.comFebruary 29, 2012

MARQUETTE -- The statewide ban on feral swine is scheduled to take effect on April 1, but Department of Natural Resources officials say the industry could still be saved if the legislature passes a law regulating the industry before then.more »

One arrested in dumping of bear cub carcass in Hart County, another sought
Anderson Independent MailFebruary 29, 2012

Georgia Department of Natural Resources authorities have arrested a man in connection with the discovery of the remains of a bear cub in Hart County. But the man is not being charged with illegally killing the bear. Natural resources department law...more »

Residents Rejoice Shutter of Fisk, Crawford Coal Plants
NBC ChicagoFebruary 29, 2012

Environmental groups, including the Environmental Law and Policy Center, Natural Resources Defense Council, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the Sierra Club, will also drop their lawsuits against the power company, ...more »

Jeff Bingaman laments partisan split on energy
PoliticoFebruary 29, 2012

Jeff Bingaman, the typically mild-mannered chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, let fly Wednesday at what he sees as the decline in civility when it comes to energy policy. "Because of the heightened level of partisanship in ...more »

NVMN Executes Option Agreement for 2567 Hectare Diamond & Gold Property with ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

(OBB:NVMN) announced today that the Company has executed an Option Agreement with Natural Resources Recovery Guyana (NRRG) regarding five diamond, gold and timber harvesting concessions totaling 2567 hectares (6000 acres) in Northeastern Guyana, ...more »

Anadarko Announces Election and Nominations to its Board of Directors
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

From 1983 to 1989, he served as a natural resources investment banker with Kidder, Peabody, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. Goodyear is a Fellow of the Yale Corporation and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and geophysics from ...more »

Garamendi tries to stop California water war
Bay Area IndymediaFebruary 29, 2012

by Dan Bacher by Dan Bacher Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Natural Resources Committee and former Deputy Interior Secretary under President Bill Clinton, said in a press release on February 28 that he is "doing all ...more »

Gov. Walker to sign wetlands bill into law Wednesday
WTAQFebruary 29, 2012

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker will sign the controversial wetland construction bill into law Wednesday afternoon. The Republican Walker plans to sign and discuss the measure at a meeting of the Wisconsin Realtors Association in Madison.more »

Increased timber sales sought to fund rural counties, schools
U-T San DiegoFebruary 29, 2012

Supporters of the bill – namely Republicans in the House Natural Resources Committee and groups representing counties and the timber industry – have applauded the proposal as a roadmap for better forest management and sustainable local revenue.more »

'Poor law enforcement, graft worsen air pollution in Metro
Philippine StarFebruary 29, 2012

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) Updated March 01, 2012 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines - Doctors see poor law enforcement and graft and corruption as the cause of the worsening air pollution in Metro Manila. Speaking at the Clean Air Summit ...more »

Boating safety education course offered March 10
Ironton TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

FRANKLIN FURNACE — The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered 8 am-5 pm Saturday, March 10 at Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The fee for the course is $5, ...more »

Resolution Copper advocates changing state law limiting miners' hours
Arizona Capitol TimesFebruary 29, 2012

The bill also would remove language from state law declaring that employment in underground mining is “injurious to health and dangerous to life and limb of those employed.” The committee endorsed the bill on a 7–1 vote, with Rep.more »

Salazar confident uranium-mining ban will withstand legal challenge
Arizona Capitol TimesFebruary 29, 2012

By Salvador Rodriguez, Cronkite News Service Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, right, testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with Deputy Secretary David Hayes. Salazar said after the hearing that he is confident a ban on Grand ...more »

Stopping Orangutan Poaching a Matter of Enforcing the Law
Jakarta GlobeFebruary 29, 2012

The punishment was lighter than the one-year sentence and Rp 10 million fine sought by prosecutors, and far more lenient than the punishment proscribed under the 1990 Natural Resources Conservation Law. But that the case even went to court, Panut said, ...more »

Natural Resources Defense Council
California Progress ReportFebruary 29, 2012

Preempts California Water Laws Protecting Rivers and the Bay-Delta Estuary – HR 1837 would preempt state environmental laws, prohibiting the State of California from protecting its rivers, the Bay-Delta estuary, and their wildlife and fisheries.more »

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