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Sentinel-Tribune: By unanimous vote, BG council rejects easement for Nexus pipeline project
A huge crowd of residents from Bowling Green and beyond gather to show their overwhelming support of City Council members to vote against an easement for the Nexus pipeline. Council did so unanimously.
Harper’s Magazine: Class Takeover
It’s not just water that’s privatized and stripped from local control. Youngstown, OH’s education system has been seized from the public and put into private hands. What happens in Youngstown will happen to us. What are we going to do about it?
The Blade: B.G. council to decide on pipeline offer
About 100 people attended a Bowling Green, OH, City Council meeting. Residents urged council members to refuse easement access to Spectra Energy for a pipeline to cut through the City, including members of OHCRN.
The Gazette: “We the People 2.0” documentary shows similar struggles to opposition to NEXUS pipeline
The Nexus Pipeline threatens Medina County, OH, residents. Medina residents gather to watch We the People 2.0, a documentary about communities across the U.S. facing similar battles, and using Community Rights to fight back.
Kane Republican: Township referendum question causes ad campaign onslaught
As Highland Township, PA, residents prefer to vote on their rights-based Home Rule Charter to protect themselves against a frack wastewater injection well, Seneca Resources funds anti-Charter flyers to sway voters.
The Investigative Fund: Big Oil and Gas Take Aim at Ballot Initiative Process in Colorado
In Colorado and Ohio, the oil and gas industry maneuvers to keep citizen initiatives threatening fracking off the ballot. In Colorado, the industry has advanced a measure to make future initiatives even more difficult for residents to move forward.
Salon: What’s not being voted on this November: Local democracy is being squashed from coast to coast
Simon Davis-Cohen reveals escalating efforts to quash We the People from exercising our right to initiative. From fracking and water protection, to minimum wage and police reform, the corporate state is cracking down.
The Gazette: NEXUS route changes, concerns discussed
While the Nexus pipeline has been re-routed, it’s simply sacrificing another community in Medina County, Ohio. Residents meet to learn what’s happening and what they can do about it.
The Blade: Protect children by passing issue 3
In a letter-to-the-editor, Waterville resident urges support for the community’s rights-based initiative banning the Nexus pipeline and compressor station, and exercising their right to democratic self-government.
Truthout: Democracy Deferred: Ohio Removes Anti-Fracking Measures From County Ballots
In Ohio and elsewhere, when democracy threatens the oil and gas industry, those occupying our legal and governing structures take liberty in interpreting the law on industry’s behalf. The result: democratic suppression and an open door to frack.