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Rolling Stone: How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking
Rolling Stone Magazine covers the story of Grant Township, PA, where the residents are working with CELDF to protect themselves from PGE’s fracking injection well. In the process, together, we’re pioneering a new legal framework for rights.
Press Release: Grant Township, PA, Sues Department of Environmental Protection for Rights Violations
Grant Township, PA, is being sued by their own Dept of Environmental Protection to force in a fracking wastewater injection well. CELDF filed a countersuit on behalf of the Township, asserting the DEP is violating the rights of the community and the Charter.
KUOW: Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward
Two community rights measures were on the Oregon ballot this week to stop corporate harms, and more coming down the pipe. Growing numbers of Oregon residents are using community rights to protect themselves and assert democratic rights.
Press Release: Lincoln Co., OR: On Verge of First in Nation Citizen Initiative to Ban Aerial Spray Pesticides
A Community Bill of Rights by the people of Lincoln Co, OR, is just ahead at the polls. Residents are fighting for their democratic and environmental rights to protect themselves from toxic aerial spraying of pesticides.
The World: Measure opponents exceed $1 million in combined donations and spending
As election day approaches, a foreign corporation and its allies spend over $1 million to defeat a local rights-based measure banning a massive LNG export terminal.
National Observer: Oregon votes on whether to reject a Calgary company’s fossil fuel project
A Canadian company attempting to force in a LNG export terminal and pipeline in Coos County, OR, irks residents, who are voting on a community rights ordinance banning the project tomorrow.
DeSmog: Jordan Cove LNG Backers Spend Huge Money to Sway Tiny Oregon County Election
Corporate interests pour funds into defeating a Coos County, OR, community rights measure. The citizen’s initiative bans the Jordan Cove LNG export project as a violation of environmental and democratic rights.
Daily Camera: Opinion: Boulder Co commissioners don’t have answers – but residents do
Cliff Wilmeng calls for Boulder County, CO, commissioners to stop politicking and start protecting; stop colluding by doing nothing and start acting courageously by enacting community rights.
OPB: Oregon County Seeks To Block LNG Project With Ballot Measure
Coos County, OR, residents fight for their right to decide on an LNG export project through the ballot, using community rights.
The Ridgway Record: Highland Twp, PA, residents seek support from county commissioners
Seneca Resources attempts to force a frack wastewater injection well in Highland Township, PA, against the will of the people. Residents request support from Elk County Commissioners in their fight.