In 2013, across the U.S. and abroad, CELDF's organizing expanded rapidly with communities to ban fracking and other threats by establishing Community Rights to local self-governance and a healthy environment, and the Rights of Nature.
12/04/2013 - In Lafayette, where residents approved a Community Rights initiative banning fracking by 60%, supporters recognize the industry lawsuit to overturn their democratically approved ordinance as a civil rights issue.
12/03/2013 - The Colorado Oil & Gas Association asserts that Lafayette, CO, residents have no right to adopt a Community Rights ordinance prohibiting fracking. They are suing the city to have residents' Community Bill of Rights overturned.
12/03/2013 - On the heels of a Community Bill of Rights initiative in the City of Athens being denied a vote by residents in November, Athens County has growing concern about fracking wastewater injection wells, & is considering next steps in united opposition.
11/20/2013 - Mora County Commissioners in New Mexico vote unanimously to defend their Community Bill of Rights ordinance that bans fracking as a violation of their rights to clean air, water, and local self-governance. The ordinance was recently challenged in District Court by oil and gas corporate interests.
11/18/2013 - Residents from 11 Counties attended a statewide meeting calling upon communities across the state to join together in a Community Rights movement to elevate the rights of people, their communities, and nature, above the claimed "rights" of corporations.
11/07/2013 - Read here about election results in Colorado - where the 1st community in the state adopted a CELDF-drafted Community Bill of Rights banning fracking - and in Ohio, where the 4th community in the state adopted a similar initiative.
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