A long guest post over at Watts Up With That, about how a group of citizens, including scientists persuaded legislators to actually look at the science of sea level rise, and not base their regulations on a single model that predicted a high rate of sea level rise in the future.
In this case, SLR legislation was drafted by a staffer who has a PhD in oceanography. The main point of the document was that future SLR projections must be made based on extrapolating prior empirical data. In other words, state agencies would not be allowed to create policies that were based on speculations about some possible acceleration!
I can't effectively excerpt this, go I suggest you read the original.