the visible hand

it is the theory which decides what can be observed – einstein

The 7th Generation Amendment

Posted by ecoshift on April 22, 2007

Another good idea. One cautionary note: providing a constitutional basis for US environmental law will not limit the environmental impacts embedded in the imported products we consume from around the world.

Law of the Land | David W. Orr | Orion magazine
“Given the lackluster results produced by thirty years of environmental legislation, I believe the time is ripe for bold action to head off the worst of what may lie ahead, beginning with a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to a healthy environment. If not now, when? Public awareness of the scale, scope, and duration of the ecological crisis has grown considerably since the last such attempt was made in 1970. Would such an initiative be controversial? Certainly, but less so than one might fear. Let those who oppose the people’s rights to clean air, clean water, open space, and healthy ecosystems stand up and say so. Let them say publicly that our grandchildren have no right to a decent environment. When they do, they will lose. Opinion surveys over three decades consistently show a large majority in favor of environmental quality, clear air, limits to sprawl, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and controls on pollution. We do not lack for common ground, but rather the kind of leadership that is capable of articulating the values that unite us.”


http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/133/

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