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8/16/21  10:40 pm
Commenter: Douglas Throp

Allow all stakeholders to have a say
 

The voices of marginalized communities across the commonwealth need to be prioritized, valued, and empowered in all decision-making processes. The regulation needs to include: scheduling public hearings on permits in the directly impacted communities earlier in the process and with both in person and hybrid opportunities; hold public hearings when accessible to full time workers; and give more advance notice of when public hearings will be held.

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