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In the aftermath of the April fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, that killed 14 people, the Obama Administration has taken the first steps toward a regulatory response aimed at strengthening the oversight of chemical...more
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Expressing frustration with the lack of action to control combustible dust hazards, CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso urged the International Code Council (ICC) to adopt a Board recommendation that would strengthen adherence to...more
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What does pro football in the City of Los Angeles have to do with affordable housing?
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Oil sands projects and developers are exposed to various risks and challenges, including:
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Underutilized U.S. Refining Capacity and Transportation -
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We are pleased to share our summary of new laws enacted by the State of Maine 125th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session.
When the Legislature completes its business, we will update the 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws report...more
In This Issue:
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It's time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey!
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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*Renewable Energy Focus
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*Geothermal industry has high...more
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