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We are not a typical environmental organization. We assist communities to develop first-in-the-nation, groundbreaking laws to protect rights – including worker, environmental, and democratic rights, and rights of nature. CELDF provides free and low cost legal services, grassroots organizing, and education, to communities, states, and countries facing injustice. We help them to assert their rights to fight the harms they face. Learn more about how we work, or call us now at: 717-498-0054.

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  • Time for a Pennsylvania Revolt

    March 30, 2016 — April 5, 2016

    CELDF's Thomas Linzey tours Pennsylvania, where communities are taking on corporations and the state as they face fracking, wastewater injection wells, and pipelines.

  • Ohio Community Rights Workshop

    April 30, 2016

    Medina County, OH, faces fracking infrastructure harms, and are fighting to protect their communities. Join us for the Ohio Community Rights Workshop on Saturday, April 30th - learn what is happening, why it's allowed, and how to stop it.

  • Pennsylvania Community Rights Workshop

    May 7, 2016

    Pennsylvania residents face fracking harms, and are fighting to protect themselves. Join us for the Pennsylvania Community Rights Workshop on Sunday, May 7th - learn what is happening, why it's allowed, and how to stop it.

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  • Sign Up Now to Support Youngstown, OH, Fighting for Community Rights

    Youngstown, OH, residents, like many communities across the U.S., live under a structure of law and governance that favors big business exploitation and profits over the democratic and environmental rights of communities. With the oil and gas industry and their own local government working against them, the Youngstown community refuses to give up.

    Sign up now to show support for their uncompromising commitment to protect their community.

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  • Add Your Voice to Support Grant Township’s Fight for Home Rule

    In 2014, Grant Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, was about to become the home for a fracking wastewater injection well, courtesy of Pennsylvania Energy Company (PGE). The 700 residents living in Grant Township didn’t think it was such a good idea and have been fighting diligently to establish rights for their community and environment to block this injection well.

    Show your support for Grant Township and their fight for their rights and the rights of the Little Mahoning Watershed.

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