April 20th is a big day in Harrisburg for the rights of communities to defend their water from industrial pollution.

For years Grant Township, in Indiana County, PA, has been resisting the placement of injection wells on their land. In 2015 Township residents adopted a Home Rule Charter containing a “Community Bill of Rights.” This bans injection wells as a violation of the rights of residents and recognizes rights of nature. Industry fought back to defend taking land for its own purposes.

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