Author Archive for Pamela A. MacLean

EPA Fails to Get the Lead Out


Two Northern California environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency last week to force regions in six states and Puerto Rico to produce plans to cut lead contamination in the air. The Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco and…

Judge Says No to Nokia


This may be the end of Nokia Corp.’s persistent pestering to seal files linked to Samsung’s leaks of Nokia’s licensing deals with Apple in the smartphone market, which cam before the long-running Apple iPhone versus Samsung Galaxy patent fight. U.S.…

Prisons Ordered to Speed Up Paroles

State prisoners in overcrowded, makeshift quarters

California prison officials have been ordered to implement a new parole determination process that would speed up the parole of non-violent second-strike inmates and minimum security prisoners. The three federal judges overseeing the prison overcrowding case said Friday there is…