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

The Broadview Journal: State files motion to dismiss MADION case
03/04/2015 - The state of Ohio attempts to dismiss a class action lawsuit by residents of Broadview Heights. Residents are standing together to enforce their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking, while the state argues they have no standing in their own community.
LancasterOnline: Conestoga Township resident challenges pipeline claims
03/04/2015 - Conestoga Township, PA, resident reveals determination of Lancaster County residents to protect themselves from a proposed gas pipeline threatening communities' clean air, local economy, and rural culture.
The Bradford Era: Highland Township plans to fight injection well lawsuit in federal court
03/03/2015 - Highland Township, PA, residents urge their Supervisors to defend their community and fight Seneca Resources as the energy corporation files a federal lawsuit to overturn their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking injection wells. The ordinance was adopted by the township in 2013 to protect their water.
The Kane Republican: Highland Supervisors: We're fighting the lawsuit
03/03/2015 - Residents of Highland Township, PA, rally around Township Supervisors, supporting them in defending their Community Bill of Rights banning frack wastewater injection wells against Seneca Resources.

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.