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Media Release: Rights of Michindoh Aquifer Encounter First Hurdle
While efforts mount to stop Rights of Nature in Ohio, community groups press on, insisting on their right to protect the ecosystems upon which they depend.
Toledo Residents’ Media Release: Citizens Recognize the Lake Erie Bill of Rights as the Will of the People
As the state of Ohio attempts to undermine the will of Toledo community members, residents file a pro se complaint to uphold the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Media Release: Anti-Rights of Nature Language Snuck into Ohio State Budget Bill
State of Ohio inserts anti-Rights of Nature language in the budget bill. In an era of climate crisis and growing efforts to advance ecosystem rights, Ohio government is on the wrong side of history.
The Blade: Activists seeking court order to protect Lake Erie Bill of Rights
Toledoans file lawsuit to affirm their Lake Erie Bill of Rights and as part of the growing movement for Rights of Nature.
Media Statement: Ohio Group Submits Signatures to Recognize Rights for Michindoh Aquifer
Community Rights and Rights of Nature continue to grow in Ohio as Williams County residents submit their citizen initiative to protect themselves from corporate water withdrawals.
DGR News Service: Questioning Unquestioned Beliefs: What The Lake Erie Bill Of Rights Teaches Us
Attorneys Will Falk and Sean Butler’s insightful piece on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights as Rights of Nature comes up against a legal system protecting property at the cost of ecosystems.
Blanca Livier Blog: Colima makes history: They recognize the Rights of Nature in the Constitution
The State of Colima in Mexico recognizes the Rights of Nature in its constitution.
Ecologist: Ohio state government attacks Rights of Nature
CELDF’s community organizer Tish O’Dell on what it takes to protect Lake Erie and Rights of Nature as the state of Ohio attacks both.
E&E News: Ohio pushes court to sink legal rights for Lake Erie
As Ohioans make strides to advance Rights of Nature, the people’s own state government fights to stop them.
The Indiana Gazette: Grant Township took proper stance
Grant Township, PA, resident speaks out on criticism aimed at Township’s efforts to protect the community from a toxic fracking wastewater injection well.