September 25th, 2013

OHIO COMMUNITIES BAN FRACKING:  In August, the Niles City Council, located in northeast Ohio, voted unanimously to protect their community from shale gas drilling and fracking by adopting a Community Bill of Rights. Click here to learn more.  In addition, working with CELDF, this November the communities of Bowling Green and Youngstown will both be voting on citizens’ initiatives establishing community rights and banning fracking.

CELDF BLOG: With growing numbers of Community Rights initiatives banning fracking being qualified for the ballot this November in Ohio, there has been a flurry of procedural attempts to keep people from voting on their own measures. Read more here.

CHECK OUT CELDF’S TISH O’DELL IN OHIO:  Community Organizer Tish O’Dell presents on Community Rights Organizing in Kent, OH, on September 22 and Bowling Green, OH, on October 8th. Visit our home page and scroll down to Events.

CELDF IN AUSTRALIA: CELDF representatives are speakers and panelists in the Wild Law Conference 2013, held in Brisbane, Australia. Click here for more details.

DEMOCRACY SCHOOLS:  We have several Schools being offered this fall:  Barrington, NH, September 20 – 21st; Sangerville, ME, October 11-12th and 14-15th; Decorah, IA, November 1 – 2nd; and Portland, OR, November 15 – 16th. Click here for more information.

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