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Part III contains the keynote addresses and presentations made at the forum by

  • D. James Baker, Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Thomas Grumbly, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, United States Department of Energy.

  • Barry Gold, Chief, Scientific Planning and Coordination, National Biological Service, United States Department of the Interior.

  • Harlan Watson, Staff Director, House of Representatives Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

  • David Garman, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

  • John Wise, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 9, United States Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Peter Truitt, Senior Analyst, Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, and Manager, National Environmental Goals Project, United States Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Judith Espinosa, Former Secretary of the Environment, New Mexico, and Member, President's Council on Sustainable Development.

  • Peggy Duxbury, Coordinator for Principles, Goals, and Definitions Task Force, and Staff, President's Council on Sustainable Development.

  • Gilbert Omenn, Dean, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle.

Part IV contains the appendixes, in which the committee provides the agenda for the forum, the participants in the forum and a call for comments, and a summary of the responses to the call for comments and of the forum breakout group discussions. Also included is biographical information on the committee members.


The committee has had some difficulty in getting its hands around such a large, amorphous issue as the environment, but it hopes that it has made a credible effort to advance the discussion of science and technology's role in defining and addressing society's environmental objectives. The major down-side of the effort is that the Forum format, with its relatively limited time frame, at best permits only a first cut at these issues. Nevertheless, the committee believes that this report will be an important guidebook for both the scientific and policy communities, and a starting point for further deliberations.

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