Critics often cite acid rain regulations as evidence of misplaced environmental priorities, saying the 1990 National

 Acid Precipitation Assessment Program report made clear that acid rain does not pose a serious threat. Do you agree with this critique? Why, or why not?

  More generally, has science played a sufficient role in the development of the U.S. acid rain policy? 

If not, why not, and how might its impact be increased?

  Why do proponents believe emissions-trading programs are more effective, economically, and ecologically than uniform emission limitations?

 Does the evidence support these claims? Can you think of any drawbacks to the emissions-