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

New Hampshire Union Leader: Developer says Newfound-area wind plant still on track
10/11/2015 - A Portuguese energy company edges forward on harmful industrial wind projects in towns in New Hampshire. Residents are determined to decide for themselves what projects site in their communities, and are working through the New Hampshire Community Rights Network to codify that right.
The World: Coos County community rights group driven to 'legalize sustainability'
10/10/2015 - CELDF's Thomas Linzey spoke to Coos County, OR, residents, who are advancing a Community Bill of Rights sustainability ordinance to stop an export terminal and legalize their right to a sustainable energy future.
New Hampshire Union Leader: Network finds legislative sponsor for local land rights amendment
10/08/2015 - Representative Susan Emerson in the New Hampshire legislature introduces a community rights state constitutional amendment, brought forward by the New Hampshire Community Rights Network.
The Calvert Recorder: LNG project opponents drafting 'Community Bill of Rights'
10/08/2015 - Calvert County, MD, residents are working with CELDF to draft a Community Bill of Rights to protect themselves from future harmful corporate projects, such as the LNG export facility under construction at Dominion Cove Point.

From Our Blog

Help make the National Community Rights Network annual retreat happen!
09/05/2015 - NCRN is holding their annual in-person board of directors meeting in Granby, Colorado this October 23-25, 2015. They need your help to make it happen. Learn more here – check it out!
Press Release: National Community Rights Network Endorses New Hampshire Town’s Community Bill of Rights Ordinance
08/31/2015 - The National Community Rights Network backs Barrington, NH's Community Bill of Rights Ordinance banning resource extraction as a violation of residents' rights to clean air, water, and scenic preservation. Residents are bringing the measure forward for a vote at Town Meeting in March 2016.
Meigs County Home Rule Committee:
08/19/2015 - Grounding their right to local self-government in the Ohio Constitution, Meigs County residents assert their right to create a community rights county charter to protect their health, safety, and welfare, from fracking related activities.
August Update: Chomsky, Hedges, Unions Endorse Worker Bill of Rights
08/12/2015 - Learn the latest news on Spokane, WA's, Worker Bill of Rights, read Community Rights Paper #5 on Citizens United, and join us for the launching of the Ohio Community Rights Workshop.