National News

The New Legal Threat to Environmental Attorneys: Sanctions from Judges and Attorneys General
Local Self-Governance, National News, Rights of Nature

The New Legal Threat to Environmental Attorneys: Sanctions from Judges and Attorneys General

Oil and gas companies are moving beyond simply filing lawsuits against municipalities that pass ordinances banning drilling and other types of industrial activity. In recent months, the energy industry, along with a state attorney general, has started going after the lawyers who are using novel legal arguments to protect small towns […]

Amend To Protect New Hampshire’s People, Communities and Nature from Corporate Harm
Endorsement, Local News, Local Self-Governance, National News, New Hampshire, Preemption

Amend To Protect New Hampshire’s People, Communities and Nature from Corporate Harm

  National Community Rights Network (NCRN) gives our whole-hearted endorsement to the 2018 New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment campaign and recognizes you all for the incredible work that you are doing for yourselves, your communities, nature and the Community Rights movement. National Community Rights Network (NCRN) is joining with New Hampshire […]

Suspended Algae in Lake Erie
Article, Colorado, Local Self-Governance, National News, Ohio, Rights of Nature

Protecting Lake Erie’s Right to Exist with the Lake Erie Bill of Rights

Tom Groover has an INCREDIBLE conversation with grassroots activists Markie Miller and Will Falk about recognizing and protecting the Rights of Nature through local law-making as a legal solution to a fixed governmental/corporate state system. This fixed system places corporate privilege to pillage and pollute over the rights of nature […]

Liberate yourself from the Activist Hamster Wheel: A Quick Webinar Tour of Community Rights Organizing 
Article, National News, Uncategorized, Webinar, Webinars

Liberate yourself from the Activist Hamster Wheel: A Quick Webinar Tour of Community Rights Organizing 

Join Our Webinar! We will share why our misguided and programmed actions to ask for help and expect results from elected and other government officials do NOT stop the corporate harms in our communities. SOLUTIONS to liberating yourself and your community from this fixed system will be discussed using the Community […]

Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed
Article, Colorado, Extraction, Factory Farms, Local News, National News, Rights of Nature

Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed

Our Interview with Will Falk: Will’s Article Republished from San Diego Free Press: Our first-in-the-nation lawsuit seeking personhood for the Colorado River was dismissed. After the Colorado Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss and threatened sanctions against attorney Jason Flores-Williams for the unforgivable act of requesting rights for nature, […]

National News, Rights of Nature

Corporations Have Rights. Why Not Rivers?

In a September 26, 2017 NYT article by Julie Turkewitz: Does a river — or a plant, or a forest — have rights? … If a corporation has rights, the authors argue, so, too, should an ancient waterway that has sustained human life for as long as it has existed in the Western […]

Issues, National News, Pennsylvania, Pipelines, Uncategorized

Gas pipeline protesters turn up heat on FERC

From a September 21, 2017 article: Activists disrupted the federal agency’s first open meeting since January, saying regulators disregard environmental risks and facilitate land grabs by pipeline companies. “They shouldn’t pretend that the people in the community have a voice when they disregard their voices.” Malinda Clatterbuck Founder, Lancaster Against […]