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Court of Appeals Decides to Avoid Voting Rights Issue, Denies Athens Residents an Appeal
Athens County, OH, residents advancing Community Rights to protect themselves from fracking through citizen initiative are denied their appeal.
Press Release: Rights of the Great Barrier Reef, Campaign Launch
Human activity is devastating the Great Barrier Reef. The Australia Earth Laws Alliance works with CELDF to secure rights for the Reef, protecting it from climate change, pollution, and other threats.
Blog: Ceiling Preemption is UnAmerican
Preemption is used by governments to stop communities from protecting their rights, health, safety, and welfare. It’s time to change that – and we can.
Press Release: Columbus, OH, City Council Votes to Advance Fossil Fuel Extraction Ban to Ballot
Facing radioactive fracking waste, Columbus, OH, residents qualify a Community Bill of Rights initiative banning fracking activities from within the City. The measure protects rights to clean air, water, and soil.
Press Release: Pennsylvania Township Bans Corporate Industrial Farming
Todd Township, PA, adopts a Community Rights law prohibiting industrial factory farming to protect their community and preserve local farming operations.
Press Release: India Court Declares Legal Rights of “Entire Animal Kingdom”
Northern India Court issues ruling in growing Rights of Nature movement: “Every species has an inherent right to live and are required to be protected by law.”
Blog: America Denies “Personhood” to the Poor
The more property you own, the more rights you are accorded. If you’re homeless, propertyless, imprisoned, or undocumented, your rights are almost nil. That’s not what our revolutionary ancestors intended. It’s time to do something about it.
Press Release: CELDF Co-Founder Named Among Top 400 Environmentalists of Last 250 Years
CELDF’s Executive Director Thomas Linzey is profiled as one of the nation’s leading environmentalists in a newly published book, American Environmental Leaders.
Press Release: Ohio Attorney & Community Rights Advocate Receives the 2018 Johnsrud Unsung Heroes Award
Environmental and social justice attorney Terry Lodge receives the 2018 Johnsrud Unsung Heroes Award. Lodge partners with CELDF to advance and protect Community Rights for communities across Ohio.
Press Release: PGE Continues Efforts to Bankrupt Grant Township
PGE continues to harass Grant Township, a small community in rural Pennsylvania, by attempting to force the Township to pay attorney’s fees. Grant residents are protecting their water by fighting PGE’s proposed fracking wastewater injection well.