The public has been shut out of commenting on the degregation of Virginias environment. Basically it seema all DEQ does is extend permits for polluters. This love affair with industry has to end. Real progress needs to be made. Combined sewerage going into the river, unabated stormwater with no efforts by the counties to slow or filter the street runoff. People need to be informed of the issues with real data and the meetings for the water and air control boards should be accessible to all of the public.