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Rolling Stone: Nature Scores a Big Win Against Fracking in a Small Pennsylvania Town
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revoked a permit for a toxic frack waste injection well in Grant Township. The DEP cited the Township’s Home Rule Charter, which includes a “Community Bill of Rights,” in their decision. Through the Charter that residents adopted in 2015, they banned injections wells as a violation of the rights of the community and the ecosystems that sustain them. CELDF assisted in drafting and defending the law.
Corporate America is on Offense, Local Communities Can Be Too
Government allies and corporate interests are treating the global pandemic as a business opportunity. Communities enduring this crisis are taking bold and necessary actions to exercise their powers of self-governance where governments are not functioning in the way people want or need.
Dear Mike DeWine: A Letter on Ohioan’s Constitutional Rights and Public Health
Ohio Organizer Tish O’Dell responds to Gov. Mike DeWine’s concerns for public health and constitutional rights during the COVID-19 crisis. Let’s hope he upholds his own words when it’s time to recover and rebuild.
BREAKING: Repressive Tactics Used to Attack Rights of Nature
Press Release: Corporate plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit against LEBOR show total disregard for global COVID-19 pandemic as they demand $293,750 from the City of Toledo for defending the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
The Indiana Gazette: Court sides with Grant Township on injection well
As the Pennsylvania DEP attempts to block Grant Township’s defense of their ban on fracking injection wells, the court rules that the case can move forward. Grant argues they have the right to local governing authority to protect against corporate harm.
Rescheduled for 2021: Visionary Summit: Rights of Nature for our own Survival
Join Pacific Northwest CELDF organizer Kai Huschke at the 2020 Visionary Summit for a presentation on the Rights of Nature Movement.
Rights of Nature Podcast: Kai Huschke
Check out this interview with CELDF’s Hawaii and Northwest organizer, Kai Huschke, on CELDF’s partnerships with communities across the U.S. who have spearheaded the Rights of Nature movement.
Rights of Nature: Ohio Organizer Tish O’Dell on Top of Mind with Julie Rose
If corporations have individual rights under US law – like freedom of speech – why not a grant a lake or forest or river the same status? Ohio organizer Tish O’Dell talks about Toledo’s groundbreaking law – the Lake Erie Bill of Rights – and the Rights of Nature Movement!
Who Speaks for Lake Erie?
Toledoans are tired of waiting for action out of Columbus. State and federal authorities — who are supposed to protect the lake, and the people who rely on it for drinking water, recreation and more — should step up to their responsibilities.
The Blade: More at stake than water with Lake Erie Bill of Rights court decision
Can a corporation 40 miles from Toledo interfere with the rights of Toledoans to amend their charter and protect Lake Erie?