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Press Release: Oregon’s Right of Local Self-Government Vindicated
Oregon court protects the people’s right to initiative, rejecting the Secretary of State’s effort to block the people’s rights-based state constitutional amendment from the ballot.
The Guardian: Now rivers have the same legal status as people, we must uphold their rights
What does it mean for rivers’ rights to be recognized, and how is it changing our relationship with nature? CELDF’s Mari Margil co-authors this exploration in The Guardian.
Earth Island Journal: When Rivers Hold Legal Rights
The first steps towards recognizing the rights of rivers to exist and flourish are taken in New Zealand and India, advancing the growing movement to recognize the rights of nature.
The Christian Science Monitor: An Indian court says glaciers and rivers are ‘living entities.’ Could the same approach work in the US?
From India, Ecuador, and Bolivia, to communities in the U.S., growing numbers of people are advancing nature’s rights and protecting ecosystems.
PR: First Right to Climate Law Passes in Colorado
Lafayette, CO, is the first community in the state to adopt a right to climate ordinance, recognizing the right of residents to a healthy climate.
PR: India Court Declares “Personhood” of Glaciers and Ecosystems
The High Court of Uttarakhand at Naintal in northern India issues a ruling declaring that glaciers and ecosystems have the rights of persons.
PR: India Court Declares Personhood for Ganga and Yumana Rivers
This week the High Court of Uttarakhand, a state in India, recognized the personhood rights of the River Ganga and River Yumana – a step towards recognizing the rights of nature to exist and flourish.
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!