Timely Science To Inform Laws and Public Policy

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Room 204 (Hynes Convention Center)
Pamela Campos , Environmental Defense Fund, Boulder, CO
Science and the law are becoming increasingly intertwined when weighing important public health and welfare risks in public policy decisions. New scientific discoveries that advance knowledge must be incorporated in timely ways into public policy, which are increasingly determined in legal proceedings. Using the Clean Air Act as an example, this presentation will describe how scientists are becoming more actively engaged in ensuring that the best science informs public policy decisions.