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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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  • 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.

  • Community Rights in Crawford County, OH

    May 19, 2016

    CELDF's Tish O'Dell speaks to Crawford County, OH, residents on the growing Community Rights Movement across the state.

  • Seattle International Film Festival

    June 11, 2016 — June 12, 2016

    We the People 2.0 is a film featuring CELDF and communities across the United States, joining together to build a new people's movement for democratic and environmental rights. It's time for a Second American Revolution....

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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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