- Treaty proposed in 1996
- Withdrawn after pressure from ICSU and others
- On back-burner - will re-appear!
- Directive (96/9/EC) enacted to apply from 31-Dec-97
- This has already happened!
- All the above is becoming a reality within Europe
- It will be reviewed in 2001
- Bill passed by House of Reps in 98 but rejected by Senate
- Bill re-introduced in 1999 - current status uncertain