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ERIC Number: EJ458255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The 4P Approach to Dealing with Scientific Uncertainty.
Costanza, Robert; Cornwell, Laura
Environment, v34 n9 p12-20,42 Nov 1992
Suggests a new approach to environmental protection that requires users of environmental resources to post a bond adequate to cover uncertain future environmental damages. Summarized as the "precautionary polluter pays principle," or the 4P approach, it shifts the burden of proof and the cost of uncertainty from the public to the resource user. Discusses implementation and political feasibility. (MCO)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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