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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. […]

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Charter amendment in Columbus sought to ban fracking

By Zack Lemon THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH  •  Thursday July 2, 2015 7:45 PM A group of environmentalists wants to change the Columbus City Charter to ban fracking or any other oil and gas drilling in the city.But if the city’s petition process doesn’t stop them, recent court rulings likely will. […]

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Colorado Business Leaders Back Constitutional Amendment On Ballot Reform

With their first effort at ballot reform stuck in an unfriendly legislative committee, Colorado business leaders have launched a second, more seismic initiative — one that would require voter approval at two separate elections for any proposed state constitutional amendments. Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 — introduced late Wednesday by Sens. […]

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Lead, Don’t Follow on Climate Justice

Recently, there has been a growing discussion of climate change as a moral issue, both in academia and in religious communities. This past fall I spoke at three religion and climate change conferences in as many months, including a conference at Harvard Divinity School, “Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate […]

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Medina County Group Pushing Community Rights Charter Vote

A Medina County grass-roots group is launching a drive to adopt a new county charter with a community rights that might be used to block a planned natural gas pipeline. The plan, if adopted, would be a first in Ohio. The new group, Sustainable Medina County, intends to circulate petitions […]

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National Community Rights Network Holds Historic First Meeting

CONTACT: Cliff Willmeng, [email protected], 303-478-6613 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA: At its historic first meeting earlier this month, members of the National Community Rights Network (NCRN) gathered to seat their permanent Board of Directors and accelerate the work of advancing the rights of local communities to […]