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Press Release: Ohio Residents Fight for Rights: Submit State Constitutional Amendments to Guarantee Right to Local Self-Government
Today, residents take action to protect democratic and environmental rights in Ohio, submitting two state constitutional amendments to the Ohio Attorney General.
Press Release: As Part of Growing Community Rights Movement, New Hampshire Legislators Consider State Constitutional Amendment
The NH Community Rights Network and residents successfully introduce a rights-based state constitutional amendment to the NH legislature with Representative Ellen Read as a sponsor.
Sentinel-Tribune: Ohio Supreme Court denies effort to keep BG charter amendment off ballot
The people prevail! An attempt to keep Bowling Green, OH, residents from voting on their Right to Climate ballot initiative falls flat before the Ohio Supreme Court.
CBC Radio’s The Current: Colorado River should have same legal status as a person: lawsuit
The Current interviews attorney Jason Flores-Williams on his work with Deep Green Resistance to recognize the rights of the Colorado River. DGR filed a federal lawsuit filed last month.
Boulder Weekly: Rights of nature lawsuit seeks personhood for the Colorado River
In a groundbreaking lawsuit, the rights of nature is used as a new legal paradigm to protect the Colorado River.
Seeker: Lawsuit Seeks Legal Rights for the Colorado River
Today, the Colorado River files in federal court for recognition of its rights to exist and flourish, as global warming and human consumption threaten its very survival.
New York Times: Corporations have rights. Why Not Rivers?
A federal lawsuit asserting the rights of the Colorado River challenges conventional legal doctrines in the U.S.
Press Release: Colorado River v. State of Colorado: In a First-in-the-Nation Federal Lawsuit, River Seeks Recognition of its Legal Rights to Exist, Restoration
For the first time in the U.S., a river and its ecosystem file a federal lawsuit for recognition of rights to exist, flourish, and restoration. CELDF is serving as a legal advisor in the case.
BG Independent News: Pipeline petition cleared to appear on BG ballot
The Wood County, OH, Board of Elections supports Bowling Green residents’ right to vote, placing the people’s right to climate initiative on the November ballot.
Sentinel-Tribune: Bowling Green charter amendment will appear on November ballot
Bowling Green, OH, residents’ community rights citizen initiative to codify a right to climate advances to the November ballot.