With communities across the state facing fracking, the Colorado Community Rights Network has proposed a CELDF-drafted statewide citizens' initiative that recognizes the right of communities to protect themselves from fracking and other threats.


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CELDF In The News

WKBN27 First News: Third time is a charm?
04/16/2014 - Youngstown, OH, Community Bill of Rights supporters advocate for the charter amendment banning fracking in the upcoming May election. Letter to the Editor - Poland, Niles should follow the lead of Youngstown with fracking issue
04/13/2014 - Youngstown, OH, resident urges support for a Community Bill of Rights banning fracking on the May ballot, and encourages neighboring communities to do same. [scroll to 2nd letter]
The Las Vegas Optic: Incumbent put in spotlight
04/10/2014 - Las Vegas, NM's anti-Community Rights Mayor Alfonso Ortiz plays politics by proposing and voting to adopt a non-binding resolution declaring a Community Bill of Rights banning fracking, adopted in 2012 by City Council, is null and void.
Unconventional Oil & Gas Center: DCP Midstream Exec Sounds Alarm On Colorado Ballot Threat
04/08/2014 - Community Rights organizing in Colorado gets the attention of the oil and gas industry. Corporate interests say Community Rights "would wreak havoc on plans" to rapidly develop fracking and its infrastructure in the state.

From Our Blog

Press Release: CELDF Announces Board of Advisors
04/02/2014 - CELDF today announced the launch of its Board of Advisors. The Board is comprised of well-known and visionary environmentalists, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs, and attorneys who have dedicated their lives to preserve Earth’s communities through environmental and social justice.
Statement of County Commissioner John Olivas, Chairman, Mora County, New Mexico Board of Commissioners
03/20/2014 - Mora County, NM, Commission Chairman John Olivas calls on communities across the U.S. to support the people of Mora County as they face corporate assaults to have their Community Bill of Rights Ordinance banning fracking overturned. Only through standing together, he says, can we recreate “we the people,” and begin to build the communities we envision.
Not The Item: Blog post - Democracy School at Susquehanna University
03/19/2014 - Democracy School in Selingsrove, PA, in February 2014, revealed for particpants the structure of law we live under that keeps us from getting what we want in our communities - and offered what we can do about it.
CELDF's February Update
02/24/2014 - Read about upcoming Town Meetings in New England, where residents will vote on their CELDF-drafted Community Bills of Rights ordinances; CELDF in Ecuador for Rights of Nature; and our upcoming Democracy Schools.