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With communities across the state facing fracking, the Colorado Community Rights Network has proposed a CELDF-drafted statewide citizens' initiative that recognizes the right of communities to protect themselves from fracking and other threats.

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CELDF In The News

The Athens News: Panel discussion on fracking coming to the small screen locally
04/20/2014 - A local Athens group that qualified Community Bill of Rights ballot initiative banning fracking for the November ballot, is participating in a series of panel discussions on Ohio University's CATVision and on TWC Channel 9.
Ridgeway Record: Jay Twp. supports Highland's injection well ordinance
04/17/2014 - Highland Township, PA, receives a letter of support from Jay Township, as Highland stands behind its Community Bill of Rights Ordinance banning fracking wastewater injection wells. Nearby Ridgeway Township sent a letter of support in March.
Corvallis Gazette-Times: Anti-GMO measure could go to Benton voters
04/17/2014 - Benton County Community Rights Coalition in Oregon advances their Local Food System Ordinance and begins collecting signatures. The Ordinance establishes the rights to a local food system and bans GM seed as a violation of that right.
WKBN27 First News: Third time is a charm?
04/16/2014 - Youngstown, OH, Community Bill of Rights supporters advocate for the charter amendment banning fracking in the upcoming May election.

From Our Blog

Press Release: CELDF Announces Board of Advisors
04/02/2014 - CELDF today announced the launch of its Board of Advisors. The Board is comprised of well-known and visionary environmentalists, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs, and attorneys who have dedicated their lives to preserve Earth’s communities through environmental and social justice.
Statement of County Commissioner John Olivas, Chairman, Mora County, New Mexico Board of Commissioners
03/20/2014 - Mora County, NM, Commission Chairman John Olivas calls on communities across the U.S. to support the people of Mora County as they face corporate assaults to have their Community Bill of Rights Ordinance banning fracking overturned. Only through standing together, he says, can we recreate “we the people,” and begin to build the communities we envision.
Not The Item: Blog post - Democracy School at Susquehanna University
03/19/2014 - Democracy School in Selingsrove, PA, in February 2014, revealed for particpants the structure of law we live under that keeps us from getting what we want in our communities - and offered what we can do about it.
CELDF's February Update
02/24/2014 - Read about upcoming Town Meetings in New England, where residents will vote on their CELDF-drafted Community Bills of Rights ordinances; CELDF in Ecuador for Rights of Nature; and our upcoming Democracy Schools.