Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making: Step-by-Step Tips for Writing Effective Public Comments

Date Released
December 2021

This booklet, adapted from the leading text The Art of Commenting, provides an introduction to writing comments to government agencies. Submitting written comments on proposed environmental actions is a way to make your voice heard and to influence decisions on the issues you care about. In these pages, you will find an overview of the public written comment process and tips and techniques for creating thorough and convincing comments. 

Adapted from Elizabeth D. Mullin, The Art of Commenting: How to Influence Environmental Decision-Making With Effective Comments, 2nd Edition (Envtl L. Inst. 2013).

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