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First-in-the-nation action: Ecosystem files for intervention in lawsuit to defend own legal rights to exist and flourish - The Little Mahoning Watershed in Grant Township, PA, filed to intervene in a lawsuit in which PGE Corporation is claiming a corporate "right" to inject frack wastewater....

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CELDF In The News

Cleveland Scene: Enter Utica: The Fracking Industry Really Loves Ohio; Here's What's on Tap for All of Us
02/25/2015 - As the oil and gas industry expands in Ohio - with full support from ODNR and state government - communities face into what it will take to stop Goliath.
Letter-to-the-Editor: Ohio Supreme Court Ruling on Drilling Robs Rights from Communities
02/24/2015 - In a letter-to-the-editor, Portage County resident decries the Ohio Supreme Court's decision in the Munroe Falls case, and invites residents to learn what they can do about it through Community Rights.
TDN.com: Group seeking ban on transport of fossil fuels through Columbia County
02/24/2015 - Columbia County, OR, residents advance a Community Bill of Rights to protect themselves from proposed large-scale transportation of fossil fuels as a violation of their rights to a healthy climate and to local, community self-governance.
Press Release: Oregon Files Constitutional Amendment to Secure Right to Local, Community Self-Government
02/23/2015 - ORCRN files a proposed state constitutional amendment to secure citizens' right to local, community self-government, thereby enabling the people to protect themselves from harmful corporate activities, and move towards sustainability.

From Our Blog

New CELDF Website Resources - Check it Out!
02/19/2015 - Take a look at some of our educational materials available on our site - from new video, to statements on recent state Supreme Court decisions, to our Community Rights Papers - it's all right here!
CELDF Statement: Spokane Initiative Decision
02/04/2015 - In the face of corporations and government joining together to suppress the democratic rights of the people of Spokane, WA, to vote on a Community Bill of Rights, last week the Washington Court of Appeals overturned an earlier ruling and ordered the initiative be placed back on the ballot for a vote of the people.
MGX: Sustainable vs renewable and why ecosystems have rights
02/01/2015 - Blogger Magix of Coos County, OR, reviews a recent, standing room only meeting regarding their Community Bill of Rights initiative that would protect the community from LNG pipelines projects. The meeting included distinguishing between "renewable" and "sustainable" - the latter being locally-based and community controlled.
Volatility: We Need GMO Abolition, Not Labeling
12/22/2014 - Blogger Russ reviews why labeling GMOs misses the point: People have a right to abolish GMOs - not just know whether or not their food contains them. He urges grassroots, Community Rights Movement building to achieve that end.