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Government Positions

  1. How to Embed the Precautionary Principle in Community Decision-Making and the Comprehensive Plan

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    Carolyn Raffensperger has written a white paper on: How to Embed the Precautionary Principle in Community Decision-Making and the Comprehensive Plan.  This paper will be printed in the June issue of the Metropolitan Council of Minnesota Comprehensive Plan expert articles.You can also read the article here: How to Embed the Precautionary Principle in Community Decision-Making

  2. New Networker on (Mythic)Models for Protecting Environmental Health and Future Generations

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    SEHN Networker Volume 21 (2) February, 2016 (Mythic)Models for Protecting Environmental Health and Future Generations   The Archetypes, the work, and the journey “If you could ask Dante where he got the idea of life as a road, or Rilke where he found the notion that time is a destroyer, they might have said the…Read More →

  3. A Legal and Political Analysis of the Proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline in Iowa

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger Energy Transfer Partners, a Texas energy company, plans to build an 1,100-mile underground pipeline to transport a highly volatile type of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through 17 Iowa counties en route to Illinois.  It will cross multiple rivers, and transverse aquifers and lakes.  Coalitions of people are coming…Read More →

  4. Government Positions – Other

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    Rio Declaration on Environment and Development The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Having met at Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992, Reaffirming the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, adopted at Stockholm on 16 June 1972, and seeking to build upon it, With the goal of…Read More →

  5. Government Positions – Canada

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    Canada’s Supreme Court supports pesticide ban “More than 70 municipalities (including Vancouver, British Columbia; Montreal, Quebec; and Halifax, Nova Scotia) have already passed bylaws prohibiting the cosmetic use of pesticides, and many more cities are poised to pass bans now that the Supreme Court has cleared the way.” Early bans cited the precautionary principle. Canadian…Read More →