Tamil Nadu’s Nibhi asbestos company’s case against Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB), Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) and Bihar Government is listed for order before Justice Shivaji Pandey’s bench of Patna High Court after cancellation of permission of the carcinogenic asbestos based hazardous factory by Pollution Control Board. The matter is listed for order on August 17, 2017. The asbestos company has filed the case against State of Bihar, Department of Industries, Govt. of Bihar and Bihar Industries Development Authority (BIADA). The petition and the counter affidavit are attached. In its counter affidavit, Pollution Control Board has submitted that the factory has undermined the status of Bihar as an air pollution control area under Section 19 of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. The factory has also violated Section 21 of the Act which forbids establishment and operations of such factory without the … [Read more...] about Asbestos Company’s Case Against Govt All Set To Be Dismissed By Patna High Court
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ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATEAs the federal government shutdown continued last week, Congressional debates continued over a continuing resolution and the debt ceiling. The impact of the shutdown continues to progress at the agency level with the Energy Information Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announcing that they would furlough employees as leftover funding was spent last week. Only the Department of Energy continues to run at a near-normal level, but questions remain as to how long the agency and its national labs will be able to maintain their operations. General energy and environment discussions have halted as the country approaches the debt ceiling. The week ended with some optimism that a deal to increase the debt limit before the “x-date” of government default could be reached.When he delivered his first speechon the Senate floor on September 18, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) commented that he was drafting two energy … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Law Update – October 14, 2013
THIS weekend sees the arrival of Father's Day - that annual event when dads get the rare chance to be spoiled. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is on Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... What is the history of Father's Day? Father's Day is rumoured to have started when a young woman wanted to honour her war hero dad. In May 1909, Sonora Dodd sat in church listening to a moving Mother's Day sermon. She then decided she wanted to designate a special day just for her dad, William Jackson Smart. Dodd's mother had died in childbirth and her Civil War veteran dad had raised five kids on his own. The following year, she wanted to celebrate Father's Day on June 5th, her father's birthday. She even and petitioned for the holiday to be recognised in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, Needing more time to arrange the festivities, Spokane’s mayor pushed the date back by two weeks. The first Father's Day was … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 around the world, why do the dates differ and what are the celebration’s origins?
Former Vice President Joe Biden cautioned Democrats about pushing impeachment against President Donald Trump if they win back the House in November."I hope they don't. I don't think there's a basis for doing that right now," Biden told CBS “This Morning.”“I think we should wait until the report comes out,” he added, referring to the report being assembled by the team of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.He urged Democrats to focus, instead, on “all the terrible things that are happening now in terms of interest of the middle-class people and working-class people.”"There are so many things to attend to immediately. Let's see where the investigation takes us," Biden said.Biden, in a wide-ranging interview, also talked about voter suppression and weighed in on Trump’s response to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.He said "absolutely, positively, without question" voter … [Read more...] about Joe Biden does not want Democrats to impeach President Trump
WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat who is weighing a run for president in 2020, called for national unity amid political divisiveness in a speech on Thursday to local elected officials.Speaking steps away from the White House, Biden spoke about the importance of investment in infrastructure and addressing climate change, delivering veiled criticism of President Donald Trump, who is a Republican."Folks we’re walking around with our heads down," Biden, 76, said in the speech at the U.S Conference of Mayors. "We are in trouble, but we were in so much more trouble in the past. The American people are capable of doing anything."He did not refer to Trump by name, but criticized the administration for withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.RELATED: Joe Biden through the years 36 PHOTOS Joe Biden through the years See Gallery Joe Biden through the years Washington, DC. 6-9-1987 Senator Joe Biden (D.,DE.) announces his … [Read more...] about Former Vice President Joe Biden calls for national unity