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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

I believe you are correct. It doesn't seem illegal for a private individual to use a bee pesticide (following label instructions) to remove a beehive from property that you own. There are federal laws ...
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Bellowing helicopters in the sky: insight and recourse

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority provides information about making noise complaints to the relevant airport. It also notes that your local planning authority can provide more information about ...
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Are businesses in Wisconsin required to accept waste oil?

Wisconsin requires retailers of automotive oil to either accept household "do-it-yourself" used oil or post a sign at the location of sale indicating the location and hours of operation of ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

I had a neighbor who was a licensed exterminator. We had bees move into our eaves and was talking to him about choices. He said a licensed exterminator isn't allowed to kill them but has to move them. ...
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"In a manner inconsistent with its labeling": What's the deal with all the exceptions?

Certified applicator here. Needless to say, every exception has a reason, and was lobbied for by applicators, manufacturers, or common sense. Let's run through them. (1) applying a pesticide ...
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What is the legal implications of failure to pay Ultra Low Emission Zone charges?

We may issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) if you drive within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in a vehicle that does not meet the emissions standards and you do not pay the correct daily charge. ...
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Are there de minimis exceptions to "food waste" for trash collection?

De minimis only applies when you are actually dealing with the law, that is, someone ends up in court. I am unaware of any jurisdiction which makes it a crime to "mishandle" food waste. ...
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What is the law that requires Vancouver residents to pay for non-replanting of trees?

In Vancouver, this provision is part of the Protection of Trees Bylaw 9958. The requirement for replacement trees is in Section 6 (PDF). In Toronto, trees are regulated under Section 813 of the ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

Certified applicator here. You can use pesticides labeled for killing bees. But that's all. It is illegal to use pesticides contrary to their labeling. Stop stop stop. Before you arch your back, go ...
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Free potable water law in UK and EU

In the UK, this is covered in the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2014, which amends the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010. ...
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Does 7 USC 136j(a)(2)(G) ban the use of a pesticide labeled for use against a pest not mentioned on the label?

No, it is not illegal under 7 USC 136j (a)(2)(G) to use a pesticide labeled for use against one pest against another pest... at least not anymore. It turns out that there apparently were cases of the ...
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Does Council removal of a vehicle constitute Trespass to Chattel?

If they have no legal grounds then it would be trespass to chattels However, they do have legal grounds. Following the procedure laid out in the relevant Act makes the car refuse under the Act ...
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Is the use of a former hotel site as asylum seekers’ accommodation exempt from public disclosure under FOIA or EIR?

The question is about the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, a UK statutory instrument implementing Directive 2003/4/EC, itself made for EU compliance with the Aarhus Convention of 1998. The ...
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Are open air cremations illegal in most of the US?

I'll give you the situation in Washington, which is probably similar to the situation elsewhere. RCW 68.50.130 say that you have to follow the law in disposing of a body. To perform a cremation, you ...
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Can the Whanganui river be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter?

In context, the answer is clearly not. The precise reason that this is the case, requires a somewhat more sophisticated theory of what is going on than the Economist article cited seems to provide. ...
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Can the developer place a cellular antenna after purchase

Providing the antenna was installed in accordance with the law it's hard to see what basis they could either void their lease or seek damages. The antenna poses no risk to health (non-ionising RF ...
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How does direct action result in a civil claims?

A wronged party has discretion to sue or not sue. Many considerations go into deciding whether to sue, including: likelihood of success likely amount recovered ability of defendant to pay the time, ...
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How does direct action result in a civil claims?

Greenpeace has been sued many, many times While you may not have heard of it before, suits against (and by) Greenpeace and other environmental (and other protest) organisations are a relatively common ...
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The VW emission scandal, what laws or regulations were broken?

The short answer is 42 USC 7523, 7524. This is the complaint filed by DOJ. From the complaint: "Light-duty vehicles must satisfy emission standards for certain air pollutants. 40 C.F.R. §§ 86.1811-...
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Can a citizen sue the FAA for noise pollution from planes redirected over residential areas?

You might have to be creative to find legal avenue to explore. Some airports have limits on aircraft size, times of flight and noise. Concorde for example broke many laws in the US but won an ...
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What happens if I buy a stormwater basin from a property tax auction?

The answers may differ for each stormwater basin — depending on the covenants and easements that may run with the land. To get precise answers, you would need to obtain these records for each title ...
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What are the EU criteria for defining a product as 'sustainable'?

I strongly suspect there are no such definitions. It's generally hard to prove a negative, but the Dutch ACM market watchdog released a report where it specifically addressed this question in the ...
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Is there any framework for prosecuting environmental crimes as war crimes?

This is a breach of the International Humanitarian Law Article 52(1) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I provides: “Civilian objects shall not be the object of attack.” Article 3(7) of the 1996 ...
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Gas heating for single flat

AFAIK, the new regulation isn't law yet. Currently there is only a concept by the Ministry of Commerce and Climate Protection: https://www.bmwk.de/Redaktion/DE/Downloads/Energie/65-prozent-erneuerbare-...
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How is Ethanol categorized in the 12 BImSchV (Germans implementation of Seveso Directive)

The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance maintains a substance data base, GESTIS, which lists safety and regulation related data for chemical substances....
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Misleading sign on a bus claiming it is zero emissions when it is 100% diesel powered, what law?

Here is a web page detailing some guidance from the UK Government regarding making green claims on products. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/make-a-green-claim 6.1 Trading Standards Use ...
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Does EU law require permanent usage of catalytic converters in cars?

There is no EU law that requires vehicles to have a permanently active catalytic converter installed. There are various "clean air" regulations such as Regulation 715/2007/EC which covers ...
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In the US, is there any law that governs the amount of pollution generated on private land?

In the US, there are many laws governing the amount of pollution generated on private land. It's not easy to get a handle on these laws. One problem, which you mention, is our federalism. In the US,...
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In the US, what federal codes govern the operation of a shooting range?

If you want to understand how federal law on lead affects shooting ranges, it probably won't be very helpful just to find the relevant statutes. Most of those statutes empower some agency to implement ...
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