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EPA Advisors Poised To Back Agency-Wide Support For ‘Citizen Science’

EPA’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is poised to release by the end of the year a report calling on the agency to back the use of “citizen science” environmental data gathered by the public using personal devices, including a single EPA official to coordinate agency policy on the data.

 

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