News from the CELDF headquarters, press releases, and recent staff updates.
Press Releases & Updates Recent Posts
Rights of Nature: 2016 Highlights and Looking Ahead 2017
Across the United States and around the world, CELDF’s work to advance the Rights of Nature is growing. Check out our highlights from 2016 and take a look ahead for 2017.
Blog: Fracking Resistance in the UK
The British are fighting to protect their communities from fracking, as we are in the U.S. We share a common history: the claimed rights of property exceed the rights of human and natural communities. People are fighting to change it.
Ryan Talbott Joins CELDF Board of Directors
Ryan Talbott, an environmental lawyer, joins the Board of Directors of CELDF.
2016: A Year in Review
What an amazing year – from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Hampshire, to Washington and Oregon, people are growing Community Rights and protecting their communities from corporate harms. Your support makes our work possible!
Blog: The Police State Policing Police. How’s That Been Working for You?
We live in a corporatized police state. Violence to protect property and suppress people is condoned by the power elite. Rather than pleading for the system to reform itself, we must dismantle it and build anew.
Blog: Propertied Privilege Trumps Democracy
Upset with the Electoral College and disturbed by the implications of who was elected President? Let’s look a little deeper and see what’s really going on – and how our “democratic” system is doing exactly what it was engineered to do.
Blog: Government Checks and Balances, and the Trump Suit
Trump ideology is poised to take over all three branches of government. And yet the fundamental and powerful principal of government’s purpose – to protect the health, safety, and welfare of we, the people – remains, and is realized through the right to local community self-government.
PR: Highland Township Bans Injection Wells, Rebukes Corporate Rule
Highland Township, PA, voters step up their fight to protect themselves from a frack wastewater injection well, adopting a rights-based Home Rule Charter banning the well, 55% to 45%.
PR: Youngstown Residents: Unshakable Determination as They Look Ahead to Next Community Bill of Rights
The might of the oil and gas industry and its allies were out in force, outspending residents enormously in today’s election to defeat the people’s Community Bill of Rights banning fracking. While the measure was defeated, the people are not.
PR: Waterville Residents Ban Pipelines and Compressor Stations through Adopting Community Bill of Rights
Waterville, OH, residents make clear the Nexus pipeline and compressor station will not cut through their community, overwhelmingly adopting a Community Bill of Rights Charter Amendment banning fracking related activities.