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Media Statement: The First State in U.S. History Has Mentioned Legal Rights of Nature
Today, the Ohio House adopts provisions to block communities and local governments from enforcing recognized legal rights for ecosystems.
Media Statement: A Human Right to Survive is Born in Denver
“This idea of a real human right to survive in the 21st century … was born – through the determination and commitment of the people who live [in Denver].”
Media Release: Judge Denies Toledoans and Lake Erie Access to Court
As a judge denies Toledoans and Lake Erie intervention to defend the Lake Erie Bill of Rights against an agribusiness lawsuit to overturn it, community members file an appeal.
Media Statement: Crowdfunding to Defend Lake Erie
The oil and gas industry tried to quash the Lake Erie Bill of Rights at the ballot. The agriculture industry is trying to quash it in court. CELDF is crowdfunding as we represent Lake Erie and Toledo community members to protect the Lake’s rights.
Media Release: Not an April Fools Joke in Grant Township
GRANT TOWNSHIP, INDIANA COUNTY, PA: On April 1, federal Judge Susan Paradise Baxter issued an order that was not a joke: Grant Township (pop. 741), Baxter declared, owes Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE) over $100,000 in attorney’s fees and costs.
Media Release: New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment Hijacked by Party Politics
The New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment, CACR8, went before the state House of Representatives last week. It was blocked from advancing to a vote by New Hampshire citizens.
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.