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A Response to Issues and Values Related to Genetically Modified Organisms

Publication Date:

March 15, 2003

Abstract:

A statement adopted by the Rural Life Committee of the North Dakota Conference of Churches in March, 2003, embracing the precautionary principle....

A Religious Denomination [Methodist] Speaks on Precaution

Publication Date:

June 1, 2000

Abstract:

In May, 2000, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church adopted a resolution explaining and affirming the precautionary principle. This article explains the background and presents the text of the Methodist resolution on precaution. It first appeared in the web-based publication of the...

The 4P Approach to Dealing With Scientific Uncertainty

Publication Date:

November 1, 1992

Abstract:

Describes a new tool for environmental management called a "flexible environmental assurance bond," or a "precautionary polluter pays principle" bond....

State [of N.Y.] Issues Cancer Control Plan

Publication Date:

September 10, 2003

Abstract:

Describes New York state's first-ever plan to control cancer. State sets goals and benchmarks for controlling the disease -- a precautionary approach....

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State [of N.Y.] Issues Cancer Control Plan, (TXT, 3 KB)

Discharging Toxics Chemicals (Specifically, Radium) From a Superfund Site into the Delaware River Ecosystem: Considerations for

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

September 10, 2003

Abstract:

Testimony at a public hearing Sept. 10, 2003, in Camden, N.J. on a permit to allow the GEMS landfill superfund site to discharge radioactively-contaminated water into the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) Sewer System for Discharge into the Delaware River...

Late Lessons from Early Warnings

Publication Date:

June 1, 2001

Abstract:

Case studies of a dozen instances in which signs of danger were ignored, the precautionary principle was not used, and major harm to the public resulted....

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Late Lessons from Early Warnings, (PDF, 1775 KB)

Business Meets Its Match

Publication Date:

July 3, 2003

Abstract:

Describes the cultural struggle between the U.S. (government and chemical industry) vs. the Europeans, who want to establish precautionary policies. The U.S. is nonplussed and outflanked but is still the 900 pound gorilla on the world stage....

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Business Meets Its Match, (DOC, 50 KB)

DRAFT Brochure: Planting the Precautionary Principle in the Garden State

Authors:

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....

Analysis of California's Lead Abatement Law (SB 460)

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

September 26, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the main features of "California Senate Bill 460 on Lead Abatement" (available in this library), which applies the precautionary principle to lead abatement by making lead hazards an offense under the housing code....

California Senate Bill 460 on Lead Abatement

Authors:

Ortiz, Senator

Publication Date:

September 26, 2002

Abstract:

California law putting lead abatement into the housing code, so that lead abatement becomes a routine matter, not waiting for evidence of harm to children....

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California Senate Bill 460 on Lead Abatement, (PDF, 39 KB)
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