Illinois

May 18, 2016

Press Release: Court Overrides Josephine County’s Democratic Decision-Making

Press Release: Court Overrides Josephine County’s Democratic Decision-Making

State preemption prevails again in this week’s decision from a Josephine County, OR, Circuit Court judge, overturning the people’s democratically enacted ban on GMOs.

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Oct 21, 2015

The Southern Illinoisan: Group plans to keep pushing community bill of rights

The Southern Illinoisan: Group plans to keep pushing community bill of rights

Jackson County, IL, residents doggedly pursue a Community Bill of Rights ordinance banning fracking and protecting their rights to clean air, water, and local self-government, as their own local government attempts to avoid advancing the rights-based ordinance.

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Sep 15, 2015

Daily Egyptian: Rights group to Jackson County Board: Protect us

Daily Egyptian: Rights group to Jackson County Board: Protect us

Jackson County, IL, residents rally at the County Courthouse to support adoption of a Community Bill of Rights ordinance. The local law would establish community rights to clean air, water, and soil, banning fracking as a violation of those rights.

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Jul 24, 2015

The Southern Illinoisan: Anti-fracking group drafting a community bill of rights

The Southern Illinoisan: Anti-fracking group drafting a community bill of rights

Jackson County, IL, residents launch a campaign to advance a Community Bill of Rights banning fracking as a violation of their rights to clean air and water.

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Mar 30, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan: Both sides of fracking debate plan next move

The Southern Illinoisan: Both sides of fracking debate plan next move

Residents in Johnson County, IL, are moving forward with next steps to protect their community from fracking through a Community Bill of Rights Ordinance.

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Mar 25, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan: Johnson County Board receives draft ‘bill of rights’

The Southern Illinoisan: Johnson County Board receives draft ‘bill of rights’

Johnson County, IL, residents present a Community Bill of Rights Ordinance to County Commissioners to protect the community from fracking.

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Mar 19, 2014

The Southern: Johnson County fracking ban defeated

The Southern: Johnson County fracking ban defeated

With over $20,000 available to pro-fracking interests to defeat a non-binding referendum in support of a Community Bill of Rights banning fracking, Johnson County residents voted it down. Community Rights supporters promise to move forward.

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Mar 19, 2014

Shadow Proof: Illinois Fracking Ban Fails After Local Newspapers Refuse To Accept Ads Supporting It

Shadow Proof: Illinois Fracking Ban Fails After Local Newspapers Refuse To Accept Ads Supporting It

A local media blackout against Community Rights in Johnson County, IL, affects ballot outcome.

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Mar 18, 2014

Southeast Missouri State University KRCU: Frack Ban Fails In Johnson County, Ill.

Southeast Missouri State University KRCU: Frack Ban Fails In Johnson County, Ill.

Community Rights opponents in Johnson County, IL, claim a hollow victory when a media blackout kept out Community Rights advocates and the state Chamber of Commerce funded $23,000 of propaganda against them.

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