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Rachel's Precaution Reporter #30

"Foresight and Precaution, in the News and in the World"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006............Printer-friendly version
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Big National Conference On Precaution Set for June 9-11
  The First National Conference on Precaution -- sponsored by more
  than 60 groups -- is set for June 9-11 in Baltimore. Here is the
  conference brochure, including links to a registration form and a
  scholarship application form.
City of Berkeley, California Adopts Precautionary Principle
  The City of Berkeley, California, formally adopted a "Precautionary
  Principle" ordinance March 21.
San Francisco Adopts 'Extended Producer Responsibility' Resolution
  The City of San Francisco, California, has taken steps to create a
  new city policy -- "extended producer responsibility" (EPR) --
  requiring manufacturers to take responsibility for collecting and
  recycling their products at the end of their useful life.
A Framework for the Application of Precaution in Canada
  Canada has adopted formal guidelines for using the precautionary
  principle in science-based decisions.


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  action. The Precautionary Principle is a modern way of making
  decisions, to minimize harm. Rachel's Precaution Reporter tries to
  answer such questions as, Why do we need the precautionary
  principle? Who is using precaution? Who is opposing precaution?

  We often include attacks on the precautionary principle because we  
  believe it is essential for advocates of precaution to know what
  their adversaries are saying, just as abolitionists in 1830 needed
  to know the arguments used by slaveholders.

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