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Blog: Dillon’s Rule Under Scrutiny in Virginia
Progressives may find Democratic wins favorable. But as long as Dillon’s Rule (legalized state preemption) stops local community self-government from heightening environmental and economic protections, no political party is going to help.
Susquehanna: 2019: A Historic Year, and We Are Just Getting Started
2019 has been a remarkable year for CELDF and our partner communities. Check out what we are celebrating!
Guest Blog: A Conversation with The Guardian
LEBOR activists exchanged views with The Guardian on Rights of Nature and human rights. Here, they make clear the need to recognize that it is not nature’s rights vs human rights, but those combined against corporate claimed rights.
Blog: A Fundamentally Humanizing Agenda
The current administration wants a crackdown on people experiencing homelessness. It’s time, instead, for a humanizing agenda, such as that advanced by Denver residents this year.
Media Release: First Rights of Nature legislation introduced in Australia
The first Rights of Nature legislation is introduced in Australia, into the Western Australia Parliament. CELDF’s International Center for the Rights of Nature assisted in drafting the law.
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.