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Article, Fracking, Hawaii, Oregon, Pesticides, Pipelines, Rights of Nature, Uncategorized, Washington

2017 Pacific Northwest/Hawaii Community Rights Update

2017 Pacific Northwest/Hawaii Community Rights Update: Kai Huschke, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund regional organizer. Topics include Coos County, Oregon’s Community Bill of Rights for a Sustainable Energy Future, Lincoln County Oregon’s Freedom from Aerial Sprayed Pesticides ordinance and the History of Community Rights Organizing in Kauai, Maui and Hawaii. […]

Article, Ohio, State News

Ohio Community Rights Network fights for local government rights

“Years before cleveland.com conceived its Western Reserve project to push for fair representation in northern Ohio, a grassroots group drafted its own declaration of self-governance to launch a fight for local control. “We have been stripped of the right to be able to participate in a basic piece of democracy […]

Article, Fracking, Home Rule, National News, Pennsylvania

How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking: Grant Township, Pennsylvania, population 741, has became the front line of a radical new environmental movement – and they’re not backing down

“Who will fight back? To some extent, we have already seen the answer. It is rural communities, it is poor communities, it is communities of color, places like Standing Rock, and Flint, Michigan, and Grant Township, vulnerable communities that again and again find themselves on the front lines of the […]

Article, Fracking, Issues, Local News, Ohio, State News

2017 Ohio Community Rights Movement

“Marching doesn’t make change. Change happens locally at our own home” says Tish O’Dell, Ohio’s state Community Rights Movement coordinator during her update of the movement’s Ohio organizing. “Changing the system does.” Tish gives the following updates: Youngstown’s Fair and Free Elections Bill which limits corporate control of elections by […]

Article, Industrial Energy, National News, Washington

Oil, coal train protesters in Spokane file federal lawsuit claiming climate change protections

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 3:13 P.M. By Kip Hill [email protected] (509) 459-5429 Self-proclaimed “Raging Grannies” and other protesters who were arrested last year for blocking rail traffic sued the federal government Tuesday, alleging violations of their constitutional right to a livable climate. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in […]

Article, Ohio, Preemption

Corporate State Attempts to Choke Off Citizens’ Initiatives

by  Tish O’Dell “Today, when the Ohio legislature tells us we cannot advance laws protecting our communities from fracking, police brutality, low wages, the proliferation of plastic bags and other harms – we must advance those laws anyway. Maybe HB 463 is the moment we’ve been waiting for. A wake-up […]

Article, National News, Preemption

The Destructive Power of Preemption: How It Will Be Used by Congress to Halt State Action on Climate

By John Upton [1] /  Climate Central [2] January 12, 2017 This article originally appeared on Climate Central [2]. The head of the city department that drafts many of San Francisco’s greenest rules and regulations uses one word to explain her greatest fear for the environment during Donald Trump’s presidency: “preemption.” If some of the deepest concerns […]