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
Following international support for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, CELDF is honored to work in solidarity with a new French-speaking network to advance Rights of Nature in Europe.
CELDF officially endorsed a proposal for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Wetlands, organized by lawyers and scientists with the Society of Wetland Scientists’ Rights of Wetlands and Climate Change and Wetlands initiatives. The group is planning to share the Declaration with the 171 signatory ...
For All to See: Bias of New Hampshire Judiciary Exposed in Rights of Nature, Healthy Climate Proceedings
In 2019, Nottingham residents passed a Freedom from Chemical Trespass Ordinance securing the rights of ecosystems and of townspeople to a "climate system capable of sustaining human societies." Now New Hampshire courts have sided with corporations who infringe on those rights, revealing a pattern of ...
Tribal nations, community and environmental groups in Minnesota have fought to stop the Line 3 Enbridge pipeline in Northern Minnesota. The pipeline violates several treaties with the Ojibwe people that establish their right to hunt, fish, and gather along the proposed route. The pipeline would cross ...
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