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Media Release: Lake Erie and Local Residents File Court Motions to Defend Rights of Lake
Lake Erie files a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by industry to overturn the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Media Release: 2nd Right to a Healthy Climate Law Adopted in New Hampshire
Nottingham, New Hampshire, residents adopt the second right to healthy climate law in the state at Town Meeting.
Media Release: First Right to Climate Law Adopted in New Hampshire
Yesterday, Exeter, New Hampshire, residents adopted their Right to a Healthy Climate Ordinance at Town Meeting. This is the first right-based climate law in the state.
Breaking News: Toledo Voters Enact Lake Erie Bill of Rights
An historic vote by the people of Toledo, Ohio, marks the first time in the U.S. that the rights of an entire ecosystem are secured in law.
Press Release: White Earth Band Enacts First-of-its-Kind Rights of Nature Law
CELDF assisted Honor the Earth to develop the first Rights of Nature law to protect a plant species, which was adopted by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.
News Release: Ohio Community Members File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit
Communities from across Ohio file a federal lawsuit against local Boards of Elections and the Ohio Secretary of State for multiple rights violations – including the right to vote.
Press Release: Karenna Gore Joins CELDF’s Board of Advisors
Karenna Gore joins CELDF’s Board of Advisors!
National Lawyers Guild Incorporates Rights of Nature into Constitution
The National Lawyers Guild overwhelmingly adopts Rights of Nature in its constitution.
Press Release: New Hampshire Legislators to Consider Community Rights State Constitutional Amendment
New Hampshire legislators consider the NH Community Rights state constitutional amendment, with bi-partisan support from ten co-sponsors.
Press Release – Rights of Lake Erie: One Step Closer to the Ballot, One Step Closer to Recognition
Toledo, Ohio, City Council advances the CELDF-drafted Lake Erie Bill of Rights to the February 2019 ballot.