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Media Statement: The First State in U.S. History Has Mentioned Legal Rights of Nature
Today, the Ohio House adopts provisions to block communities and local governments from enforcing recognized legal rights for ecosystems.
Media Statement: A Human Right to Survive is Born in Denver
“This idea of a real human right to survive in the 21st century … was born – through the determination and commitment of the people who live [in Denver].”
Media Release: Judge Denies Toledoans and Lake Erie Access to Court
As a judge denies Toledoans and Lake Erie intervention to defend the Lake Erie Bill of Rights against an agribusiness lawsuit to overturn it, community members file an appeal.
CELDF’s Ben Price on the Thom Hartmann Program
Check out this interview as Thom Hartmann talks with CELDF’s Ben Price on his upcoming book, How Wealth Rules the World: Saving our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property.
Standard Speaker: Supervisors want to hear from nonprofit about well issue
Community members in North Union Township, Pennsylvania, engage with CELDF and its partner Network to discuss using Community Rights to protect their water from being siphoned off.
ANI News: Ecuador native community defeats government in court, gets oil exploration banned
Oil corporations were forced to back off native lands in Ecuador. A court decision held that their actions were “inadequate and violated the ‘community’s right to self-determination.'”
An Introduction to the Rights of Nature
Join Washington residents to learn more about Rights of Nature as a paradigm shift and a pathway to protecting our communities where conventional environmental laws have failed.
The Blade: Watch: Lake Erie activist addresses the United Nations
Community Rights leader Markie Miller, from Toledo, Ohio, speaks to the UN General Assembly. She was invited to talk about the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, an historic law adopted by Toledoans in February.
Environmental News Service: Earth Day 2019 Marked By Climate Concerns
Earth Day celebrations span the globe, highlighting Earth’s beauty and the threat of climate change devastation. Rights of Nature is a growing movement to stop climate change and other harms.
Media Statement: Crowdfunding to Defend Lake Erie
The oil and gas industry tried to quash the Lake Erie Bill of Rights at the ballot. The agriculture industry is trying to quash it in court. CELDF is crowdfunding as we represent Lake Erie and Toledo community members to protect the Lake’s rights.