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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.
The Toledo Blade: Toledo water group collects signatures for “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” inclusion on Nov. ballot
Toledo, OH, community members submit petitions to place a Lake Erie Bill of Rights citizen initiative on the November ballot. The measure recognizes the right of Lake Erie to exist and flourish, protecting it from major pollutors.
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.
Columbus Free Press: Columbus Community Bill of Rights Initiative Makes November Ballot
Columbus, OH, residents qualify their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking activities for the November ballot.
The Allegheny Front: Town Raises a Stink Over Factory Hog Farm
Industrial farming threatens air, water, and local economies – and Todd Township, PA, residents work with CELDF to stop it.
The Columbus Dispatch: Columbus anti-fracking initiative makes fall ballot, might not hold up legally
Residents in Columbus, OH, successfully qualify a Community Bill of Rights initiative for the November ballot. The measure bans fracking extraction and waste from within city limits as a violation of democratic and environmental rights.
The Daily News: Residents rally to halt pig farm
Todd Township, PA, supervisors fulfill on their commitment to protect the health, safety, and welfare of township community members, voting to adopt a Community Bill of Rights prohibiting industrial farming.
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.”
Lafayette, CO, Residents Shut Down City Council Meeting
A right to a healthy climate is preserved in Lafayette, CO, as community members overtake a City Council meeting.