Here are just a few of the reasons why.
It helps level the balance of power
Elected officials pay attention when they see that we are paying attention.
Your action stays on the record
If a state or federal agency finalizes a harmful action, the record of public comments provides a basis for holding them legally accountable.
It’s the law
State and federal agencies must pause what they’re doing and ask for —and consider— public comments.
Citizen action and advocacy has a long, proven track record of bringing about meaningful change and upholding protections for the environment.
The rivers can’t speak for themselves
While our rivers speak to us in many other ways, they depend on you to be their voice, speaking up for their needs and protections.
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