Public commenting is a vital part of government decision-making processes. It allows citizens to give their input and voice their opinions on policies, regulations, and programs that the government is considering. Public commenting ensures that the government is aware of the needs and concerns of the citizens it serves. The public has a legal right to provide input on certain proposed government actions and public commenting can occur on the local, state, and federal levels of government.
Stephanie, one of the recent graduates of the Wild Virginia Clean Water Advocates Program, joins the Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk Podcast to talk about the power of public commenting and how she hopes to use what she learned in preventing future environmental harms. Her goal is to work eventually with an environmental non-profit to make more of a difference in preserving our planet.