First-in-the-nation action: Ecosystem files for intervention in lawsuit to defend own legal rights to exist and flourish - The Little Mahoning Watershed in Grant Township, PA, filed to intervene in a lawsuit in which PGE Corporation is claiming a corporate "right" to inject frack wastewater....


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CELDF In The News

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: Pipeline meeting draws big crowd
12/16/2014 - Southern New Hampshire communities unite in opposition to a gas pipeline project threatening their Towns, and learn about Community Rights as a means to protect residents and local ecosystems. One PA ecosystem enters the court fray over fracking waste
12/15/2014 - As fracking, its wastewater, and fracking infrastructure grow, communities are adopting Community Bills of Rights to protect themselves - and now local ecosystems are using this rights-based structure to protect themselves as well.
The Roanoke Times: Linzey: To stop pipeline, force local governments to pick a fight
12/14/2014 - CELDF's Thomas Linzey reminds Virginia residents of their democratic forebears as communities seek ways to protect themselves from harmful corporate pipeline projects.
The Athens News: Oil industry spokesman gets it wrong about local fracking ban
12/14/2014 - More than a dozen Athens residents make clear that their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking and related activities is about the people of Athens uniting to assert their right to local self-governance in protecting their own health, safety, and welfare against corporate harms.

From Our Blog Make no mistake, this is war
11/19/2014 - Blogger Magix reviews corporate onslaughts to advance their destruction - in this case, in Coos County, OR - and how communities are asserting their inalienable rights to protect themselves through enacting rights-based law.
Written Word, Spoken Word: SWEPI v. Mora County: The Purple Haze of U.S. Judge James Oren Browning
11/13/2014 - Blogger Frances Madeson shares the surreal proceedings in the oral arguments of the SWEPI v. Mora County, NM, case. SWEPI is suing to overturn Mora County's Community Water Rights and Local Self-Governance Ordinance.
Global Exchange's People to People Blog: Fracking Corporations Played the Democracy Game – Two Communities Set New Rules this Election
11/12/2014 - Growing numbers of communities - including Athens, OH, and Mendocino County, CA - banned fracking by asserting their inalienable right to make governing decisions, and elevating community rights above corporate claimed "rights" when they harm a community.
Punishing Democracy
11/10/2014 - Denton, TX, joins a growing number of communities being sued by their own government and corporate entities, to punish communities for democratically enacting bans on fracking.