New healthy alternative policy under reviewby Katie Mintz
© 2006 The Ukiah Daily Journal
June 27, 2006
The Precautionary Principle Policy... would require thorough exploration and analysis of a range of alternatives prior to enacting laws or other policies ...[and] require that the option showing the least potential threat to human health and the county's environment would be selected.
Britt Bailey, a Mendocino Partnership for the Precautionary Principle commitee member and director of Environmental Commons, a non-profit environmental group, will testify at the public hearing in favor of the policy.
"I think that the principle is really about creating a strong local and sustainable economy, and it's about making decisions today that we don't have to pay for later," Bailey said. In addition, she said it will allow for transparency, public participation and scientific rigor in establishing a healthy future for Mendocino County and its residents...
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