At GRN, We review thousands of wetland permit requests every year. We can only comment on the worst--the largest, the impacts to restoration, and unjust impacts to communities. You, our members, know more about the land around you.
Public agencies must uphold the public trust. They should know as much about a wetland before it's filled or cut, and would like you to call and email them with your local knowledge. Experience tells us that too often, powerful companies weigh more in their minds than the public interest. But the government does consider local information in their decisions. Change--the best change--does come from below.
There are "public notices" on proposed permits each week. These notices are rarely accessible to the public--obscure websites and the tiny print of the classifieds bury them.
We believe that the people most affected by a decision should have the most say in that decision. And...