News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and blogs.
Press Releases & Blogs Recent Posts
CELDF Blog: Worried about SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch? Remember, movements don’t begin and end at the Supreme Court steps
Driving rights forward requires our joining together in advancing cultural and legal change – it will not begin with the Supreme Court.
PR: Spokane Arrestees Sue U.S. Government: Seek to Overturn Federal Preemption of Local Health and Safety Laws Concerning Coal and Oil Trains
CELDF files lawsuit against the federal government, asserting federal law preempting municipal control of fossil fuel rail shipments violates residents’ constitutional right to a healthy climate and local self-government.
Guest Blog: American Propaganda
Propaganda is key to controlling our political landscape. Media literacy is crucial to our social activism – we must understand the elite’s control of mass media and how it distorts reality if we are going to stop the corporate state.
Blog: Matters of State Concern: The Tyranny of Preemption
The corporate state justifies obliterating local democracy through claims to be protecting the interests of residents across the state. We can no longer tolerate this tyranny.
PR: Ecosystem and Residents File Motion to Intervene In Federal Lawsuit
Crystal Spring Ecosystem and residents of Highland Township, PA, filed to intervene in a lawsuit today. Parties are fighting to block Seneca Resources’ plans to site a frack wastewater injection well in the Township as a violation of their Home Rule Charter.
Blog: Relying on Undemocratic Mechanisms to Achieve “Democracy”
Our system to elect the President is undemocratic – and so are efforts to use the electoral college to block President-elect Trump on inauguration day. We need systemic change if we are going to realize a democracy.
Blog: From Standing Rock to Million Women March and Beyond…if There is One
From North Dakota to Washington, D.C., people are gathering to protect water, air, and soil, and to make a stand for justice and equality. What’s next?
Community Rights Lane County Receives 2016 Community Service Award
Community Rights Lane County is the recipient of the Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network (ESSN) 2016 Community Service Award for their “faithful and dedicated service in the fight against injustice.” Congratulations!
PR: Cease and Desist Letter Issued to Highland Township Supervisors
Highland Township, PA, supervisors concede they don’t have the authority to remove the Township’s Water Authority Board after receiving a cease and desist letter. Supervisors have been harassing the Board as the community fights an injection well.
PR: Lafayette, CO, Residents Introduce Climate Bill of Rights and Protections
Lafayette, CO, residents introduce a law codifying the right to a healthy climate, and protecting and enforcing that right through non-violent direct action.