It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of our friend and colleague, Gail Darrell. For nearly a decade, Gail has worked to protect communities across New England from corporate and government interests that sought to override the rights of ...


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CELDF In The News CELDF can help communities
04/25/2015 - In a letter-to-the-editor, New Hampshire resident and New Hampshire Community Rights Network member Pamela Martin recognizes CELDF's work to support communities in protecting their rights over corporate claimed "rights" and government interests.
Lancaster Online: Martic Township denies fire crew insurance info to home rule supporter
04/24/2015 - As Martic Township, PA, residents pursue community rights through Home Rule to protect themselves from a LNG pipeline, they meet resistance from their own elected officials in gathering basic information for the public.
The Corvallis Advocate: Local GMO Ban on May Ballot: Full Analysis
04/24/2015 - Finding no remedy in higher levels of government, residents of Benton County, OR, will vote in May on a Local Food Bill of Rights that would ban the use of GMOs as a violation of community rights to local, sustainable food systems.
WOUB Public Media: Group Wants Charter Government For Athens County To Fight Fracking
04/23/2015 - Residents of Athens County, OH, follow up on their successful campaign to ban fracking wastewater injection wells in Athens City, through a community rights campaign to protect people and the natural environment from that same wastewater through a county charter initiative.

From Our Blog

Truthout: The Carcinogenic Murder of Audrey Moore
04/27/2015 - Author Evaggelos Vallianatos pays tribute to Audrey Moore of Josephine County, OR - a community rights advocate who recently died from cancer caused by the poisons she was unwavering in trying to stop. Audrey's work lives on in those around her, who are steadfast in advancing the right of all living things to be free from chemical trespass.
Tribute to Audrey Moore
04/20/2015 - It’s with a heavy heart that we are sharing the news of the recent passing of Audrey Moore. Over the last two years Audrey has been a truly formidable force and trailblazer for community rights in Oregon.
Truthout: Colorado Communities Battle Energy Industry to Build Community Rights
04/18/2015 - As the oil and gas industry bears down on local Colorado municipal representatives to open their communities to fracking, those who refuse to cave are part of building a community rights movement that is rebuilding our structure of law and governance.
In These Times: Sacrificing at the Altar of Energy
04/16/2015 - What are we willing to sacrifice at the altar of energy? Author and naturalist Charles Johnson beseeches us to look beyond science, beyond climatism, and beyond legal precepts about property - to look at love, humanity, and our connection with the land as we live in a time of ecological crisis.