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Legal news from Saturday, September 21, 2013
by Matthew Pomy

The US House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill that would significantly increase the amount of logging in national forests. The bill's supporters claim the measure would both create more jobs and help reduce wildfires in the Western US. The bill provides that the Secretary of Agriculture will establish Forest Reserve Revenue Areas where a …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The US House of Representatives Friday voted 230 to 189 [H.J.Res.59 materials] to approve the necessary stop gap funding for federal agencies, but also included terms which would strip funding from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The new budget year begins on October 1 and without legislation authorizing government spending, …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on business leaders to work with the US to pursue and promote sustainable development worldwide in a statement made on Friday at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York. The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 released by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) surveyed …

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by Matthew Pomy

On Friday, Amnesty International (AI) called upon members of the UN to demand Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir turn himself in to the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he faces charges for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed during the Darfur conflict. …

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