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What's New for the Environment? - A Peek at the 2017 Regular Session

At the time of press, the Kentucky General Assembly had completed 28 of its 30 legislative days reserved for the 2017 Regular Session. The General Assembly is currently in Veto Recess, when passed bills go the Governor for review and consideration of veto.

by Jennifer J. Cave March 31, 2017
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New EPA Risk Management Plan Amendments Face 'Trumped' Future

Days before President Trump was sworn in, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published amendments to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule, which implements Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. (82 Federal Register 4594, January 13, 2017).

by Jennifer J. Cave February 08, 2017
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Estate and Gift Taxes Under Donald Trump: A Preview

At this time, it is difficult to determine what the specific provisions of President-elect Donald Trump’s tax proposals will be. However, it is important to highlight some of the types of tax planning that are...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 14, 2016
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EPA delays issuance of final hazardous waste pharmaceuticals rule

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final hazardous waste management standards for waste pharmaceuticals will not be published in 2016 as previously projected.

by Jennifer J. Cave November 12, 2016
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The Drone Wars: Environmental Edition

In recent years, the use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or drones) has exploded. Although hobbyists fly drones for pleasure, businesses are developing new uses for drone technology daily.

by Jennifer J. Cave and J. Clarke Keller November 08, 2016
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Build a Better Machine

We have read countless articles on data security, but not one about having a good relationship with the people you entrust with your data security. There seems to be a misconception that data security is something not easily understood or practiced, and so should be left to the skills of a limited few who work in isolation to “fix” the problem.

by Ian T. Ramsey and Sarah Cronan Spurlock July 05, 2016
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How Are Banks Affected by the Employment Executive Orders?

While many legislative proposals have stalled in Congress, President Obama has moved forward with a variety of labor and employment initiatives by means of Executive Orders.

by Richard A. Vance May 26, 2016
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Banking on Industrial Hemp

Colorado has legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. Kentucky has legalized the production of industrial hemp. Both substances are derived from the same species, cannabis sativa l., which Congress has declared unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

by Richard A. Vance March 31, 2016