Tag: law

This topic includes environmental regulations, including regulations for waste disposal, product safety, and cleanup requirements for manufacturing sites. It also includes environmental treaties and national policies.

After the contested national elections in 2000 and 2004 voting systems are coming under significant scrutiny. Computerized voting systems are active in many locations as they can quickly tally up the votes. The computer systems have come under suspicion since observers do not have complete information on how they operate, especially when the operating code […]

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California has several propositions on the ballot. One of these propositions, Proposition 16, requires a two thirds vote before establishing a community power generation project. The proposition is backed by Pacific Gas and Electric, the large utility, since it would prevent cities and counties from setting up competing power generation systems. This proposition would have […]

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Environmental lawyers are lawyers who specialize in environmental suits. These include claims against companies such as BP for disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon crisis. Another major area is asbestos litigation, since asbestos causes the disease mesothelioma and it is very difficult to remove from buildings safely. Environmental lawyers also take cases involving topics such […]

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Climate change accountability has come to Canada. The act establishes strong goals, including a very sharp decrease in carbon emissions. The New Democrat Party states that this plan sets a reduction of twenty five percent emissions by 2020, and eighty percent emissions by 2050, below the 1990 levels of carbon emission. This is a very […]

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Jury duty is a responsibility of all citizens, so yesterday I took the jury duty summons and traveled to the Ventura County Courthouse. While I was there I asked myself whether the courthouse design includes environmental sustainability. Surprisingly enough it does include green design concepts. The first thing I see when walking in, other than […]

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The Treasury recommends additional environmental tax increases in the Green Book. Superfund charges will be restored according to this proposal. Here is an explanation about how the Superfund taxes are calculated and which industries are being taxed. Superfund sites are large environmental cleanup areas where the government sends out workers to mitigate environmental damage. One […]

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Welcome, everyone. I am writing this article to continue some of the topics which I learned about in accounting coursework at Humboldt. We focused on several main topics, including how to explain why it can be much cheaper to deal with environmental issues when designing operations,¬†what kinds of tools exist to keep track of possible […]

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