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  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. Less Meat, More Options, Better Health

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    A new report released by Health Care Without Harm, Redefining Protein: Adjusting Diets to Protect Public Health and Conserve Resources, distills current research to reveal the human, environmental, and social impacts of the production of high-protein foods other than meat to arm hospitals with key information to design the healthiest plate. The impact of hospital…Read More →

  3. The Heartland: Environmental threat or promise?

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    Networker Volume 22 (2), March, 2017 Dear Reader   The Heartland and all the bordering rural areas are often described as “fly-over” country, places that barely merit a glance out the airplane window. And yet these vast lands are emerging as the center of both great environmental hazards and great environmental promise. For instance, crude…Read More →

  4. Legal Background for Dakota Access January, 2017

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger On Monday, January 23, 2017, the President signed a mix of presidential memoranda and executive orders that address Dakota Access, Keystone, and future pipelines. –For a good overview of the difference between executive orders and presidential memos, see this: http://www.usatoday.com/…/executive-order-vs-pres…/96979014/ The major legal question for Dakota Access is whether they already have…Read More →