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Scalawag: Progressive wins in Virginia are limited as long as “Dillon’s Rule” is on the books
Regardless of political gains by Democrats in Virginia, residents still do not have authority to govern themselves in their own communities. Here’s why – and what communities can do about it.
High Country News: In Oregon, the fight for local control upends Western norms
Lincoln County residents continue their fight to protect themselves and ecosystems from aerial sprayed pesticides, and spark not only hope, but tangible strategies for advancing rights.
Cleveland.com: Letter To The Editor: Talk to the people of Toledo about the increasingly poor health of Lake Erie
An Ohio resident makes clear that it is state government itself that is driving forward polluting Lake Erie. The state is even joining a lawsuit to overturn the Lake Erie Bill of Rights while permitting four factory farms.
Oregon Coast Today: A life of politics and peace
Meet Maria Sause, and her life and commitment to Community Rights in Lincoln County, where residents are fighting a recent court decision to overturn their rights-based ban on aerial pesticide spraying.
Common Dreams: The Rights of Nature
“The Rights of Nature movement…is about ushering humanity back onto a living planet.”
The Indiana Gazette: 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.
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.
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.
Common Dreams: Legal Rights of the Natural World: Beyond Personhood
Legal personhood is a doctrine addressing human rights and responsibilities. Nature, however, requires its own unique rights that recognize its needs and characteristics.
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.