A Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Advocacy in Delaware by Kenneth T. Kristl, professor of law and director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Widener University Delaware Law School, is the first project of the Austin Moyer Chin Citizens Advocacy Program.
IBF President Frances Hart, said, “John, Bill and Bob were outstanding advocates for the Sussex County environment at many public hearings and forums. It is fitting the first project of the Program is a roadmap for citizens who want to do the same.”
In introducing the publication, Professor Kristl said, “The goal of the Guide is to help citizens understand how the state processes work, the general details of where, when, and how you can participate, and some strategies for making that participation as impactful as possible. I believe the information and advice in the Guide can help citizens be effective advocates for their environment. “
The Guide covers:
- Delaware’s Environmental Regulatory Structure
- Opportunities for Public Participation in DE Environmental Regulatory Scheme
- Effective Advocacy During and After the Permit Issuance Process
- And includes checklists for citizens to use as they prepare written and oral comments for environmental hearings.