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World Policy On Air: “The Rights of Trees”
As global warming accelerates, a radical change in how we view and interact with nature is necessary. World Policy on Air’s David Alpern interviews CELDF’s Mari Margil.
The Spokesman-Review: Federal judge tosses suit by Raging Grannies seeking to ban coal and oil trains through Spokane
A federal judge does not consider the people’s right to a healthy climate in a lawsuit filed by Spokane residents who are fighting to protect their community from fossil fuel activities.
The Gazette: Board’s charter decision an insult to democracy
Medina County, OH, resident calls out the County Board of Elections for their refusal to let the people vote on their qualified county charter initiative. The measure secures democratic and environmental rights, and bans fracking infrastructure.
The Blade: Toledoans can band together to protect Lake Erie
Toledo resident calls out local government’s lack of meaningful response to protect Lake Erie, and calls in the broader community to participate in direct democracy in advancing community rights – including rights for Lake Erie.
UCY.TV: The Age of Fission Program – Community Rights with CELDF’s Kai Huschke
CELDF’s Kai Hushke is interviewed on UCY.TV, examining the barriers our communities face when they exercise their right to govern the places they live – and exploring how community rights is a means to challenge and change them.
The Gazette: Elections board doesn’t certify county charter petitions
Medina County, OH, residents find the Board of Elections blocking their initiative to establish a Home Rule charter, refusing to allow citizens to vote on their own measure.
Akron Beacon Journal: Petition decision is important
On Monday, the Medina County, OH, Board of Elections is meeting to certify residents’ petition for a Home Rule county charter measure on the ballot. This Medina resident urges citizens to attend and insist on their right to vote on the people’s initiative.
Akron Beacon Journal: Myths about the Nexus pipeline
A resident of Medina County spells out what the problem is with the Nexus pipeline threatening to cut through the county – and what residents can do about it through a rights-based county charter.
Business Insider: How Pittsburgh embraced a radical environmental movement popping up in conservative towns across America
Recognizing the rights of nature is a strategy leveraged by communities in partnership with CELDF across the U.S. to protect themselves from fracking harms. The strategy crosses traditional conservative/liberal demarcations.
Yes! Magazine: A New Zealand River Has Human Rights. Now Will Modern Law Come to Its Senses?
Rather than being an idea on the fringes, the rights of nature is gaining legal and cultural traction as courts around the world are beginning to recognize rights of rivers.