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Cleveland.com: Lake Erie – yes, the body of water – asks to be let into lawsuit over bill of rights
The Great Lake Erie files to intervene in a lawsuit brought by the agricultural industry to overturn Toledo, Ohio’s, Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Thom Hartmann Program: Lake Erie Getting Personhood Rights. What?
Thom Hartmann interviews CELDF’s Ohio organizer Tish O’Dell on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights adopted by Toledo residents.
The London Free Press: What an Ohio city’s bold move to protect Lake Erie tells us
“What we really need to do is look at the (lake) as a whole, as an ecosystem that has inherent rights, that transcends the political parties of the day.”
Smithsonian Magazine: Toledo, Ohio, Just Granted Lake Erie the Same Legal Rights as People
“We’ve been using the same laws for decades to try and protect Lake Erie. They’re clearly not working.” Thus, Toledo, Ohio, community members recognized the rights of Lake Erie via the ballot.
The Toledo Blade: Put a rush on LEBOR
The Editorial Board of the Toledo Blade takes a stand for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
The Telegraph: US lake wins its own ‘human rights’ in landmark ruling
Lake Erie joins growing numbers of ecosystems around the world where people and governments are recognizing their rights to exist, flourish, and evolve.
The Hill: Ohio city votes to give Lake Erie same legal rights as a person
Lake Erie’s legal rights are now acknowledged following Toledo, Ohio’s, special election on Tuesday.
The Progressive: Toledo Residents Vote to Recognize Personhood for Lake Erie
Lake Erie now has legally-enforceable rights, with the overwhelming majority of Toledo, Ohio, residents voting in support of their Lake Erie Bill of Rights citizen initiative.
Vox: Lake Erie just won the same legal rights as people
A groundbreaking election in Toledo, Ohio, puts this midwestern city on the map – voters recognized the rights of Lake Erie and can take legal action to protect it.
Vox: Ohio voters are about to decide if Lake Erie has legal rights
Today, Toledo, Ohio, residents are voting on recognizing the rights of Lake Erie to exist and flourish – the next step in a changing landscape where the rights of ecosystems are expanding globally.