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PR: First in Ohio Ballot Initiative: Right to a Healthy Climate in Bowling Green
Bowling Green, OH, students and residents join together to advance a Community Rights Charter Amendment for the November ballot. The measure would establish a right climate – the first measure of its kind in the state.
CCBOR Media Release: Columbus Water Protectors Deliver Anti-Fracking Petitions to City Hall
Columbus, OH, residents to deliver more than 10,000 signatures to City Hall on Friday. Residents are working to place a Community Bill of Rights banning toxic fracking waste on the November ballot.
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!
Yes! Magazine: A Last Resort That Might Work: Small Town Votes In Community Bill of Rights to Ban Fracking
The story of Waterville, OH, residents, taking their health and safety into their own hands, and banning Spectra Energy’s Nexus pipeline as a violation of rights.
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.
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.
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: 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.
In These Times: Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Becomes First to Add Rights of Nature to Tribal Constitution
Recognizing the Rights of Nature in law is a growing strategy used by indigenous and non-indigenous communities across the U.S. and internationally to protect communities from environmental harm. The Ho-Chunk Nation is the first tribal nation to vote on amending their constitution with the Rights of Nature.
Press Release: Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment
The General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation votes overwhelmingly to amend their tribal constitution to enshrine the Rights of Nature – the first tribal nation in the United States to take this critical step. A vote of the full membership will follow.