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Media Statement: Settlement Announced with Oil and Gas Industry Seeking Monetary Award: Ban Against Injection Wells Continues
Following settlement of one of the lawsuits against Grant Township, PA, for daring to protect its water from a frack wastewater injection well, the township continues to stand up to the oil and gas industry.
Press Release: Election 2019: Corporations Are Determining What Gets Voted On
Efforts are growing to not only determine how people vote, but what gets voted on. Your ballot measures are not yours to democratically determine.
Press Release: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Attacks 4-Year-Old Community Water Protection Law
The people’s own Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania sues Grant Township to overturn a democratically enacted Home Rule charter that includes a ban on fracking wastewater injection wells. This was their day in court.
Media Statement: Florida Democrats Adopt Rights of Nature in Party Platform
As Rights of Nature continues to gain traction, Florida Democrats incorporate this paradigm shift into their party platform.
Media Statement: Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Pennsylvania
Community Rights advances to the state level as a Pennsylvania legislator introduces the “Local Self-Government Amendment,” elevating people and communities over corporations.
Media Release: Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Sweden’s Parliament
A representative in Sweden’s Parliament introduces Rights of Nature legislation – the first time a European national government considers the rights of ecosystems.
Media Statement: Court Issues Decision on Two Year Aerial Pesticides Ban in Lincoln County, Oregon
Lincoln County, Oregon, community members prepare to appeal judge’s denial of their right to protect themselves from aerial sprayed pesticides.
Press Release: Ohio Courts Continue Attack on Local Democracy and Rights of Nature, Petitioners Seek Federal Remedies
Williams County, Ohio, residents submit request to join a multi-plaintiff federal civil rights lawsuit against state of Ohio as they continue to be blocked from the ballot.
Blog: We Stand With the Youth Climate Strike
CELDF stands with Youth Climate Strike as they demand systemic change, including legal Rights of Nature.
Press Release: Florida: Flurry of Rights of River Ballot Initiatives Proposed to Save Drinking Water, Ecosystems
Florida residents advance nearly a half dozen Rights of Nature laws to protect numerous river ecosystems across the state.