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Public action, public voices

 

Since President Donald Trump’s swearing in, the environment seems to be particularly under attack. The public has become less and less informed about government plans for our public lands, which has resulted in our being unable to comment on environmental issues. If large energy corporations can take thousands of acres of public land to drill for resources without consideration of public opinion, then how will individuals be able to make a difference for themselves or their communities? Citizens should be made aware of all plans for public land and know how to have their voices heard. They need to be given choices on how their public lands should be managed and changed. There has never been a time where public action and voices are needed more than the present.

Isabella Gukeisen
Chappaqua, New York