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Media Statement: Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Pennsylvania
Community Rights advances to the state level as a Pennsylvania legislator introduces the “Local Self-Government Amendment,” elevating people and communities over corporations.
Media Release: Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Sweden’s Parliament
A representative in Sweden’s Parliament introduces Rights of Nature legislation – the first time a European national government considers the rights of ecosystems.
Southern Chester County Weeklies: Hellbenders have their day in court
Grant Township, Pennsylvania, argued for their environmental rights in court as they defend themselves against their own Department of Protection to stop a fracking injection well.
Media Statement: Court Issues Decision on Two Year Aerial Pesticides Ban in Lincoln County, Oregon
Lincoln County, Oregon, community members prepare to appeal judge’s denial of their right to protect themselves from aerial sprayed pesticides.
The Blade: Lake Fed Up
This Toledoan calls out Ohio government officials: actions speak louder than words, and promises to protect Lake Erie ring hollow when the state approves factory farm permits.
Press Release: Ohio Courts Continue Attack on Local Democracy and Rights of Nature, Petitioners Seek Federal Remedies
Williams County, Ohio, residents submit request to join a multi-plaintiff federal civil rights lawsuit against state of Ohio as they continue to be blocked from the ballot.
Mother Jones: Some Indigenous Communities Have a New Way to Fight Climate Change: Give Personhood Rights to Nature
The Yurok Tribe recognizes the rights of the Klamath River this summer as part of the growing Rights of Nature movement.
WINK News: Clean water advocates work to get Caloosahatchee amendment on 2020 ballot
Lee County, Florida, residents advance a bill of rights for the Caloosahatchee River, joining five other Florida counties advancing similar measures.
Truthout: Legislators’ Secretive Maneuvers Undermine Rights of Nature in Ohio
The unsurprising truth behind legislation adopted by the Ohio Assembly in an effort to undermine the Rights of Nature movement.
Farm and Dairy: Emails show LEBOR was target of last-minute change in law
Corporate control runs deep in the Ohio legislature as the big business writes language to stop Rights of Nature enforcement.