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What happens if I buy a stormwater basin from a property tax auction?

I've recently been reviewing property that is available either at auction or for immediately for purchase from the various counties in the state of TExas. Most of them are simply what you would expect,...
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Are businesses in Wisconsin required to accept waste oil?

This morning I stopped by a Jiffy Lube with a couple gallons of waste oil, as I had just changed the oil in my car over the weekend and I had dropped this sort of thing off at this location in years ...
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Fallout/pollution as act of war?

Many contemporary weapons deliver substantial secondary and tertiary damage. For example: The fallout from nuclear detonations. The various epidemiological and ecotoxicological consequences of ...
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Patents and 'wild' organisms

This question was prompted by a discussion I overheard recently at a scientific conference about a specific example (background given below), but ideally I would like the answer to explain the legal ...
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What defines a separate visit when getting beverage container recycling refunds on a per-container basis instead of by weight?

I read on http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Consumers/CashingIn.htm (mirror), regarding getting beverage container recycling refunds on a per-container basis instead of by weight in ...
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Can the Whanganui river be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter?

On March 15th, 2017, a law was approved in New Zealand recognising the Whanganui River as a legal person. In accompanying media articles it wasn't clear whether this meant a living entity, a person or ...
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Can the developer place a cellular antenna after purchase

My friend bought a flat (leasehold) directly from the developer in a London estate. There are a few courts in the estate but it is all managed by the same management company which is associated with ...
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Can a citizen sue the FAA for noise pollution from planes redirected over residential areas?

Can a citizen sue the Federal Aviation Administration for noise pollution resulting from NextGen flight redirection over residential areas? EPA used to have a noise abatement division which was ...
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Must a private institution regularly test its water supply?

I attend a private university. Today, they notified students via email that, due to recent events, they decided to test the water supply of on-campus residences, and found that their lead levels were ...
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The VW emission scandal, what laws or regulations were broken?

I'm a programmer trying to understand the minutia of the case more, but I'm having a hard time finding information that isn't simplified for sound bite eating public or thick legalesse. What laws or ...
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In the Hammond / Harney County land-use situation, what precedents does the BLM act on to restrict landowners?

I have read a number of accounts of the details involved, most of which resemble this one, and are biased against the BLM. I have yet to find information on what position the BLM took in changing the ...
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What is the law that requires Vancouver residents to pay for non-replanting of trees?

Recent news highlighted that landowners wishing to remove trees from their property need to pay to ensure that the trees are replanted. Where is this law defined? I've heard there is a similar law ...
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What code determines how much noise is dangerous to people?

This question pertains to NYC, but answers about how other jurisdictions define noise pollution could aid precedent or tracking down the appropriate office in New York. Noise pollution in the city is ...