Athens

Oct 7, 2021

Columbus Free Press: Beware the Brine

Columbus Free Press: Beware the Brine

Members of OHCRN have called on Ohio’s Attorney General, Dave Yost, to open an investigation into the violation of Ohio law and the criminal actions of state officials and industry who were and are well aware that this brine is highly radioactive, yet still approve and allow it to be spread in Ohio communities.

Read More | Chemical Trespass, In The News

Mar 27, 2018

Dick McGinn – A Life of Service

Dick McGinn – A Life of Service

CELDF, OHCRN, and Ohio communities grieve the loss of Dick McGinn, and celebrate his life and contributions. He was a passionate leader in growing Community Rights in Ohio.

Read More | Community Wires, Press Releases & Blogs

Jan 11, 2018

The Athens News: City Council commits to codifying citizen-OKed laws, including anti-fracking, pot de-penalization

The Athens News: City Council commits to codifying citizen-OKed laws, including anti-fracking, pot de-penalization

Protecting water means enforcing their Community Bill of Rights fracking ban, says Athens, OH, residents. The rights-based law was adopted overwhelmingly by residents in 2014.

Read More | Community Wires, In The News

Mar 17, 2017

WOUB Athens, OH – Interview with CELDF’s Tish O’Dell

WOUB Athens, OH – Interview with CELDF’s Tish O’Dell

CELDF’s Tish O’Dell interviewed on WOUB radio on Community Rights for Social Justice Workshop: Growing Roots and Rights. Myriad issues share a common root problem: a structure of law and governance that blocks our right to local community self-government. Learn here what you can do about it.

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Oct 25, 2015

The Post: Op-Ed: Ohio University professor hopes people will attend environmental speaker in November

The Post: Op-Ed: Ohio University professor hopes people will attend environmental speaker in November

The rate of climate change demands urgent action. Athens, OH, resident and professor urges community members attend a November 13th event: CELDF’s Thomas Linzey speaking on community civil disobedience to protect our health, safety, and welfare.

Read More | Community Wires, In The News

Aug 13, 2015

Secretary of State sides with Athens County charter protest, rejects proposal for November ballot

Secretary of State sides with Athens County charter protest, rejects proposal for November ballot

Community bill of rights in charter proposal would have banned some fracking-related activities

Read More | Community Wires, In The News

Nov 12, 2014

Global Exchange’s People to People Blog: Fracking Corporations Played the Democracy Game – Two Communities Set New Rules this Election

Global Exchange’s People to People Blog: Fracking Corporations Played the Democracy Game – Two Communities Set New Rules this Election

Growing numbers of communities – including Athens, OH, and Mendocino County, CA – banned fracking by asserting their inalienable right to make governing decisions, and elevating community rights above corporate claimed “rights” when they harm a community.

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Nov 5, 2014

YES! Magazine: 6 Ways Americans Voted Against Corporate Power in the Most Expensive Midterm Elections Ever

YES! Magazine: 6 Ways Americans Voted Against Corporate Power in the Most Expensive Midterm Elections Ever

CELDF-drafted Community Bills of Rights banning fracking and challenging corporate claimed “rights” in Ohio and California take center stage.

Read More | Community Wires, In The News, Success Story

Nov 5, 2014

Press Release: Athens, OH, Bans Fracking and Frack Waste Water Disposal as a Violation of Rights

Press Release: Athens, OH, Bans Fracking and Frack Waste Water Disposal as a Violation of Rights

Athens, OH, residents overwhelmingly adopt a Community Bill of Rights banning fracking wastewater disposal, as a violation of their rights to clean air, water, and the right to local self-government.

Read More | Community Wires, Press Releases & Blogs

Sep 12, 2013

Frack-Backers Launch Preemptive Strikes against Democracy Attempt to Kill the Initiative Process

Frack-Backers Launch Preemptive Strikes against Democracy Attempt to Kill the Initiative Process

“It’s Already Been Decided? Who Decided That?”

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Jul 8, 2013

July 2013 CELDF Update

July 2013 CELDF Update

Updates and news from CELDF communities across the country.

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