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Winstanley, Derick, Robert T. Lackey, >Walter L. Warnick, and John Malanchuk. 1998. Acid rain: science and policy making. Environmental Science and Policy 1(1):51-57.

Science plays an important role in the resolution of environment and energy issues. Based on more than 40 years of experience as agency representatives, analysts, and science program managers during the 1980s and 1990s, the authors provide their perspectives on some aspects of the interplay between science and policy in the acid rain assessment process. The topics addressed include the setting of science-based policy questions, the establishment of ‘semipermeable barriers’ between science and policy, oversight and governance, baseline scenarios, assessments, funding, and scientific products and peer review. Lessons to be learned from NAPAP have relevance to conducting other major environmental assessments.

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