Clara Township Residents Move to Ban Frack Waste Dumping
Clara Township residents move forward with a Home Rule Charter initiative to protect vital waterways and assert the democratic rights of the community.
The Susquehanna: The Rights of Nature Are Blooming
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News from the Grassroots
Because it’s near impossible to beat corporations at their own game, we must change the game. Following the spirit of energy democracy principles, CELDF works with communities when invited to help locals design and set up structures that block unwanted corporations from moving in. This challenge to ...
Oral arguments presented in an Ohio civil rights appeal in a critical case for direct democracy arising from suppression of Rights of Nature and local democracy petitioning. The case begs fundamental questions about the relationship between people and their government.
The New Hampshire-based Nottingham Water Alliance, which previously campaigned to adopt the Freedom From Chemical Trespass Ordinance, filed a brief opposing a corporation's demand for $50,000 in taxpayer dollars for attorney fees. G&F Goods, LLC filed a lawsuit against the local ordinance claiming the ...
The COVID-19 shutdown orders halted the signature collection efforts of petitioners in Columbus, Ohio. On April 14, the U.S. District Court for Southern Ohio dismissed the request of petitioners to extend their collection deadline. COVID-19 restrictions have shifted deadlines for nearly all aspects - ...
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