CELDF

CELDF: Breaking: Rights of Nature Law Forces Pennsylvania to Revoke Industry Permit

Yes we can! “Yet, in a stunning about-face, DEP enforced Grant’s law and rescinded the injection well permit, last week. “Grant Township’s Home Rule Charter bans the injection of oil and gas waste fluids,” the DEP writes. “Therefore, the operation of the Yanity well as an oil and gas waste fluid injection well would violate […]

CELDF: Breaking: Rights of Nature Law Forces Pennsylvania to Revoke Industry Permit Read More »

CELDF: PA Court Allows Argument for Local Right to Protect Environment

“The judge’s decision allows Grant Township to argue that local governing authority is necessary to protect the community’s constitutional rights in the face of harmful state oil and gas policies. To reiterate: the Department of Environmental Protection sued Grant Township for trying to protect the environment.” CELDF: PA Court Allows Argument for Local Right to Protect

CELDF: PA Court Allows Argument for Local Right to Protect Environment Read More »

Rights of Nature Launches in Florida

As the Trump administration assaults the Clean Water Act to allow polluters to save a few dollars at the expense of citizens health…. Rights of Nature Launches in Florida: CELDF Press Release: Florida: Flurry of Rights of River Ballot Initiatives Proposed to Save Drinking Water, Ecosystems Sep 11, 2019 Efforts to add legally enforceable rights

Rights of Nature Launches in Florida Read More »

Media Release: Tacoma, WA, Group Files First Amendment SCOTUS Petition to Protect Local Ballot Access

Communities fight back against corporate interests: “The people of Tacoma were denied a basic democratic right – the right to petition their government and the right to vote. We are looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to not only undo the bad decisions regarding the initiatives of Save Tacoma Water but also to protect under

Media Release: Tacoma, WA, Group Files First Amendment SCOTUS Petition to Protect Local Ballot Access Read More »

How to Arm Nature Against Corporate Profiteers | Common Dreams Views

 “Supercilious corporate elites, however, refuse to let such a trifling matter as the will of the people interfere with their sense of entitlement to poison for profit. So they’ve now gotten top Ohio officials to shill for them in a court filing asserting that the state is the “proprietor in trust” of Lake Erie. Thus,

How to Arm Nature Against Corporate Profiteers | Common Dreams Views Read More »

Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF): Press Release: How Wealth Rules the World – and What Communities Are Doing About It

Press Release: How Wealth Rules the World – and What Communities Are Doing About It May 21, 2019 BOOK RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ben Price, National Organizing Director CELDF.org benprice@celdf.org 717–254–3233 MERCERSBURG, PA: Crackdowns on local democracy are accelerating, as corporate and state interests continue efforts to repress social movements. In this well-timed book,

Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF): Press Release: How Wealth Rules the World – and What Communities Are Doing About It Read More »