Piping Plover (Endangered Species in Maryland)
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The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) community involvement process allows citizens the opportunity to comment on projects that impact the environment. However many public comment periods receive little if any attention and there is an enormous need for technical commenting. Our goal is to fill that need when we comment on projects involving air pollution, water pollution, hazardous waste disposal, and protection of endangered or threatened species (such as the species shown above).
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