Preemption

Local Self-Governance, Oregon, Pesticides, Preemption

Oregon: Lincoln County Community Rights argues Oregon laws that preempt local governments from regulating pesticides are unconstitutional

ARTICLE Published on October 19, 2017 7:58 AM “An Oregon circuit judge is considering a case that argues local voters have a “natural right” to ban aerial spraying in Lincoln County, despite state statutes to the contrary. Lincoln County voters approved an ordinance earlier this year banning aerial spraying. It […]

Endorsement, Local Self-Governance, New Hampshire, Preemption

New Hampshire – Opinion: Grassroots Nonprofit Supports State Constitutional Amendment to Guarantee Community Rights

October 13, 2017 Full Article here. Concord – Representative Ellen Read of Rockingham District 17, has introduced a State Constitutional amendment that would guarantee local communities the authority to protect the health, safety and welfare of individuals, communities and nature. The Community Rights amendment was drafted by New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) […]

Ohio, Partner Links, Preemption

People’s Constitutional Right to Form Charter Government Stricken by Ohio Supreme Court: Court Creates Unattainable Mandate for People

Today, the Ohio Supreme Court struck a blow to the people’s constitutional right to use citizen initiative to propose a county charter form of government. September 21, 2017: Athens and Medina County residents used citizen initiative to propose a county charter form of government, duly qualifying their measures for the […]

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 […]