100 W. Liberty St., #1000
Reno, NV 89501
- Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Professor
- Adam Paul Laxalt, Attorney General, Nevada
Regulations intended to address public health and environmental risks depend heavily on scientific information. Yet, they are often the subject of heated debate, involving accusations of “politicized science,” “advocacy science,” and “junk science.” Susan Dudley will discuss her forthcoming paper with Marcus Peacock that explores the motivations and institutional incentives that have led to this acrimony. The paper illustrates the problem with a case study of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards issued under the Clean Air Act, and offers recommendations for improving how science is used to inform regulatory policy.