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Rolling Stone Magazine
Check out CELDF & Grant Twp, PA, in "How a small town is standing up to fracking," by Justin Nobel of Rolling Stone Magazine. Help us support communities like Grant!
Rights of Nature
CELDF is pioneering the advancement of rights of ecosystems, working globally to develop rights-based legal frameworks to protect the environment.
We help communities and groups like yours.
We are not a typical environmental organization. We assist communities to develop first-in-the-nation, groundbreaking laws to protect rights – including worker, environmental, and democratic rights, and rights of nature. CELDF provides free and low cost legal services, grassroots organizing, and education, to communities, states, and countries facing injustice. We help them to assert their rights to fight the harms they face. Learn more about how we work, or call us now at: 717-498-0054.
News from the Grassroots
While the oil and gas industry declares democracy is "too expensive," CELDF's Tish O'Dell looks at the bigger picture, including the cost of the corporate state.
A Youngstown, OH, residents calls for support of the People’s Bill of Rights for Fair Elections and Access to Local Government. The initiative creates non-partisan elections, stops outside influence on elections, and other groundbreaking requirements.
A Medina Co, OH, resident invites elected officials to see what's happening in Carroll and Noble Counties, where residents suffer harms from fossil fuel projects marring the countryside.
Gas industry allies in the Ohio legislature adopted a law authorizing BOEs and the Secretary of State to keep measures off the ballot based on content. The new law may be used in an attempt to keep 2 Youngstown community rights measures off the ballot.
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August 22, 2017
Brattleboro, VT, residents host a screening of We the People 2.0 as they explore Community Rights to protect themselves from environmental harms.
August 23, 2017 — August 29, 2017
We the People 2.0 airs on Link TV nationwide, and in Southern California on KCET - HD broadcast and cable. Learn more here!
August 27, 2017
Local groups in Xenia, OH, host We the People 2.0 on August 27th. Check it out here!
September 10, 2017
Vermont residents face a range of harmful corporate activities, and are working to stop them. Join us for the Community Rights Awareness Workshop!
September 23, 2017
Join the Greene County Progressives and Miami Valley Progressive Caucus in Bellbrook, OH, for the Ohio Community Rights Workshop!
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The 1% drive for a constitutional convention, advancing their own corporate interests. But we don't need a convention. We need a whole new constitution.
Reversing course from mainstream views of nature as property, Colombia's Constitutional Court finds the Atrato River is a rights-bearing entity - a necessary step to protect life on earth.
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.
A Problem: Corporations have been granted rights allowing them to wreak havoc in communities for over 200 years.We can stop this. Here's how...
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Grant Township, PA: A Stand to Protect Their Water & Their Community
For more than 3 years, Grant Township, PA, residents have been fighting PGE’s proposed frack wastewater injection well. Now their own Department of Environmental Protection has turned on them as well. Grant residents are unwavering in their commitment to protect their community.
CELDF is standing with them.
Ohio Counties Fighting for Their Rights and Their Future
Ohio residents in Medina, Portage, and Athens Counties are fighting to protect themselves from fracking wastewater injection wells, pipelines, compressor stations, and more. In response, the corporate state is placing people’s environmental and democratic rights in their cross-hairs.
These communities aren’t blinking.