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Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

  1. 17 Premises of Free, Prior and Informed Consent as a Right of Communities

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger 1. Individual humans have rights. 2. Individual humans are not the only ones that have rights. 3. Communities hold rights. These are rights that provide the bonds of responsibility to each other and to the place. 4. A right is not subject to economic forces or sacrificed for the greatest good for…Read More →

  2. We Withdraw Our Consent

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved with an extraordinary group of women planning the second Women’s Congress for Future Generations slated for November 7-9, 2014 in Minneapolis Minnesota. The planning team has been holding house parties and meeting with other organizations. They have been remarkably successful in getting commitments from women…Read More →

  3. On the Differences Between Climate Science and Biotechnology and Nuclear Power

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger There’s a paradox in environmental policy around the role of science in decision-making that hinges on the supposition that Science should be the final arbiter.  That paradox plays out in places like this headline and abstract from Yale 360.  “Why Are Environmentalists
Taking Anti-Science Positions? On issues ranging from genetically modified crops to…Read More →

  4. Success: Yellowstone National Park and Air Pollution

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    Carolyn Raffensperger As our friends at the Winter Wildland Alliance said, “It’s been a long, long time coming – 15 years, 1.1 million public comments and the most grind-it-out, exhaustive campaign Winter Wildlands Alliance has ever embarked on – so all of us at WWA are thrilled with today’s release of the Final Yellowstone Winter…Read More →