Maine

Oct 30, 2013

The Piscataquis Observer: Letter to the Editor – Sangerville a leader in self-governance

The Piscataquis Observer: Letter to the Editor – Sangerville a leader in self-governance

Sangerville, ME, resident stands behind their first-in-the-nation Community Bill of Rights infrastructure ordinance, adopted by residents in September.

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Sep 18, 2013

Press Release: Sangerville, ME, Adopts Community Bill of Rights Ordinance to Reject Transportation & Distribution Corridors

Press Release: Sangerville, ME, Adopts Community Bill of Rights Ordinance to Reject Transportation & Distribution Corridors

Voters in Sangerville, ME, adopt a Community Bill of Rights ordinance to protect their municipality from a private transportation corridor.

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Jun 26, 2013

Piscataquis Observer: Sangerville group outlines community bill of rights to halt east-west highway

Piscataquis Observer: Sangerville group outlines community bill of rights to halt east-west highway

East Sangerville, ME, residents and selectmen partner with CELDF to use a Community Bill of Rights to stop a $2.1 billion limited access highway.

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Nov 15, 2012

Thanks but no Tank Presentation by CELDF’s Gail Darrell

Thanks but no Tank Presentation by CELDF’s Gail Darrell

Community Organizer, Gail Darrell, of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, gave a presentation on October 19, 2012 about what power citizens have and do not have to make regulations governing what corporations are permitted to do in their community.

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Jun 17, 2010

Press Release: Local Law declares “corporate rights” cannot compete with the rights of living people.

Press Release: Local Law declares “corporate rights” cannot compete with the rights of living people.

Monroe enacts local law asserting that the right of people to govern in their community is superior to legal claims that corporations are “persons” with constitutional rights.

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Feb 28, 2009

Shapleigh, Maine, Residents Vote in Rights-Based Ordinance to Protect Their Water

Shapleigh, Maine, Residents Vote in Rights-Based Ordinance to Protect Their Water

At a special Town Meeting in February 2009, residents of Shapleigh, ME, voted to adopt an ordinance developed by CELDF to protect their water from corporate water withdrawals.

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