Precaution In Applying The Precautionary Principle

Law360, New York (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the election of a new Democratic president and a larger Democratic-majority in Congress, it is expected that environmental and human health issues will receive increased attention. This is good news to consumer groups that have been pushing for stricter legislation to protect against potentially harmful substances.

Even under the direction of the current president and the current Congress, there has already been some movement towards policy-making based on the “precautionary principle,” which has been popular in the European Union, but has been slow to find...
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