The Freedom From Chemical Trespass Rights-Based Ordinance asserted residents’ rights to a healthy climate and banned corporate activities that would interfere with those rights, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 per day.

“Our town refused to defend a town-passed ordinance, which in my opinion is gross negligence,” said Peter White, of the Nottingham Water Alliance. “Like every other ordinance in town, when a town has passed an ordinance, that is town law, and the selectmen are sworn to uphold town law.”

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