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Citizens Jury Process

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

March 25, 2005

Abstract:

This is a description of the Citizens Jury process for making decisions, taken from the web site of the Jefferson Center http://www.jefferson-center.org/. See also, in this Rachel Library, the Citizens Jury Handbook....

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Don't Fear the Reapers

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

January 13, 2005

Abstract:

Describes the "kerfuffle" created by the publicaion last October of the paper titled "The Death of Environmentalism" (which is also available in this library)....

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The Precautionary Principle: Throwing Science Out With the Bath water

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

February 1, 2000

Abstract:

This 8-page report was the opening salvo in a coordinated corporate attack on the precautionary principle by two public relations firms (Nichols-Dezenhall and Worthlin Worldwide.)...

The Reading File

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

November 21, 2004

Abstract:

Anonymous article that contains an attack on the precautionary principle, based on an article by Daniel Ben-Ami (also contained in this library) titled "The Dismal Quackery of Eco-Economics."...

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The Reading File, (TXT, 5 KB)

City of Buffalo Resolution for PBT-Free Purchasing

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Anonymous,

Publication Date:

October 15, 2004

Abstract:

Draft resolution committing the City of Buffalo to developing a policy for city purchases to discourage the use or production of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBTs)....

Why not change the blood lead level of concern at this time?

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

March 23, 2004

Abstract:

This is part of a "frequently asked questions" document from the web site of the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention' the original URL was http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/spotLights/changeBLL.htm...

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice for Environmental Professionals

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

January 1, 2003

Abstract:

Guidance for environmental professionals....

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; Radionuclides; Final Rule

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

December 7, 2000

Abstract:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Parts 9, 141 and 142. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; Radionuclides; Final Rule. Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 236 (December 7, 2000), pgs. 76707-76753....

Small Times Magazine Names Top 10 Small Tech Hot Spots

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

March 12, 2003

Abstract:

Ranks all 50 state by their potential as growth centers for the nanotech industry....

DRAFT Brochure: Planting the Precautionary Principle in the Garden State

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Anonymous,

Publication Date:

August 15, 2003

Abstract:

DRAFT brochure for a workshop to be held 9:30 to 4:30 Nov. 22, 2003 at the Labor Education Center, 50 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick 08901. The workshop will focus on the precautionary principle and how it might advance environmental protection and justice in New Jersey....
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