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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.
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.
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.
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.
El Heraldo: Rights of Nature granted to the Atrato River in Colombia
A Colombian court recognizes the rights of the Atrato River to exist and flourish, ordering the end of illegal mining and the use of toxins in extracting minerals.
The Bradford Era: The joke is on Highland Township
We watch as Highland residents fight to protect their water, the oil and gas industry attack, and the people’s own state government and PA Department of Environmental Protection back industry.
GoErie.com LTE: PA DEP suing municipalities during its ‘justice’ tour
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection holds “listening hearings” for feedback from communities, while it sues two townships fighting the oil and gas industry.