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Press Release: Court Dismisses Climate Lawsuit on Procedural Grounds; Constitutional Right to a Healthy Climate Ignored
A federal judge uses “standing” to dismiss Spokane residents’ lawsuit asserting a right to a healthy climate, ignoring the urgency of climate change and the people’s rights.
Press Release: Athens and Medina Boards of Elections Spark Uproar, Refuse the People’s Initiatives
Ohio county Boards of Elections block Home Rule charter citizen initiatives from the ballot, raising frustration in Athens and Medina County residents. The rights-based measures banned fracking activities as a violation of rights.
Press Release: Oil & Gas Corp. Sues Community, Goes After Lawyers
PGE corporation is attempting to force fracking wastewater into Grant Twp, PA. Now they seek sanctions against CELDF attorneys working on behalf of the community.
Press Release: People’s Right to a Healthy Climate Takes Center Stage in Federal Court
Spokane, WA, residents set to make their argument for a right to climate in federal court next week. CELDF filed a lawsuit on behalf of residents against the U.S. government in January.
Press Release: Lincoln County, OR, Adopts First-in-Nation Ban of Aerial Pesticide Spray
Lincoln County, OR, residents, facing decades of pesticide use by the timber industry, adopt the first ban of the practice as a violation of environmental and democratic rights.
Press Release: Grant Township, PA, Sues Department of Environmental Protection for Rights Violations
Grant Township, PA, is being sued by their own Dept of Environmental Protection to force in a fracking wastewater injection well. CELDF filed a countersuit on behalf of the Township, asserting the DEP is violating the rights of the community and the Charter.
Press Release: Lincoln Co., OR: On Verge of First in Nation Citizen Initiative to Ban Aerial Spray Pesticides
A Community Bill of Rights by the people of Lincoln Co, OR, is just ahead at the polls. Residents are fighting for their democratic and environmental rights to protect themselves from toxic aerial spraying of pesticides.
Press Release: Colombia Constitutional Court Finds Atrato River Possesses Rights
Reversing course from mainstream views of nature as property, Colombia’s Constitutional Court finds the Atrato River is a rights-bearing entity – a necessary step to protect life on earth.
Blog: Whose Town is It?
Members of the New Hampshire legislature took advantage of a spring blizzard, attempting to undermine direct democracy.
Blog: The US Constitution Is So 1789. It’s Time for a Serious Overhaul.
The 1% drive for a constitutional convention, advancing their own corporate interests. But we don’t need a convention. We need a whole new constitution.