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.

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  • Community Rights Workshop – San Juan Islands

    December 4, 2018

    CELDF's Kai Huschke leads a Community Rights Workshop with San Juan Islands residents as they advance Community Rights and Rights of Nature to protect the Salish Sea.

  • Rights for the Salish Sea

    December 5, 2018

    Two events on the Salish Sea! Learn more about advancing rights for the Salish Sea - the why and how, with Q&A.

  • Democracy School in Concord, NH

    December 8, 2018

    Join us for CELDF's Democracy School - learn the tools to empower you to protect your community from harm, including challenging state preemption and corporate control.

Immerse yourself in the fundamentals of our current legal system.

Learn how to better understand the issues of our time.

Discover the keys to affect lasting change.

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  • Water Protectors in Nottingham, NH

    Nottingham, NH, residents have stood their ground to protect the Lamprey River Watershed, a water ecosystem supporting innumerable human and natural communities. They are up against water thieves – corporations taking their water against the will of the people.

    For over a decade they have enforced their Community Bill of Rights banning corporate water withdrawals. CELDF stands with them.

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  • Lincoln Co, OR, Residents & the Siletz River Challenge the Timber Industry

    For decades, Lincoln County, OR, residents and surrounding ecosystems have been subjected to toxic aerially spraying of pesticides by the timber industry.

    Today, they’ve had enough. Working with CELDF, they are asserting the rights of the Siletz River, their own rights to clean air and pure water, and – together – they are challenging the timber industry.

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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.

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