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Precautionary Principle - Government Positions: US

The Precautionary Principle
NJ Precaution Ordinance
2010

Mendocino County Supervisors Adopt Precautionary Principle
June 27, 2006

Toxics Reduction Strategy: A plan for minimizing use of toxic substances of concern in government operations by using the Precautionary Principle
April 2006

The Berkeley City Council passes Precautionary Principle Ordinance
March 7, 2006

Emeryville CA School District Resolution for Healthy Environmentally Sound Schools
2006

New Mexico Legislature Urges the Adoption of the Precautionary Principle for State Departments
2005

San Francisco Precautionary Purchasing Ordinance
June 2005

New York State Legislation
April 2005

Bill A07256
To protect public health and the environment by establishing a precautionary policy for state and local governments in New York State.
Summary: s-A07256.pdf
Text: t-A07256.pdf

Bill A07257
To establish a preference for the purchase of commodities, services, and technologies by the State of New York that minimize potential adverse impacts on public health and the environment.
Summary: s-A07257.pdf
Text: t-A07257.pdf

State of Hawaii House and Senate Resolutions and Precaution
2004

Cal EPA's Environmental Justice Action Plan (PDF)
October, 2004

Marin County, CA Resolution
October 2004

Multnomah County, OR Resolution
September 2004

San Francisco Precautionary Principle Ordinance (MS Word doc)
San Francisco Government Website (read online)

June 2003

San Francisco White Paper
March 2003

New York State Legislation
March 4, 2003

Updates on the US position on the precautionary principle and food safety.


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