Fossil Fuel Misinformation Helps Quash Community Effort to Ban Fracking in Youngstown, Ohio By Simon Davis-Cohen • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 For the first time since 2013, a group of activists in Youngstown, Ohio, has been told it cannot place an anti-fracking initiative on local ballots, due in part to […]
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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) […]
September 24, 2017 Boulder Daily Camera To read the entire article click here. “In Boulder County, the progressive paradise, Democratic Party officials, the people we’re told are on our side, all have the same ineffectual advice for outraged constituents: • Participate in COGCC hearings. Note: The COGCC has never denied […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
From the August 31, 2017 RollingStone article: “The simple truth is, it’s not just Houston that’s done a poor job of thinking about the future – it’s all of us. We’ve spent 40 years denying the risks of climate change, thinking that if we can just get everyone to buy a […]
“We will defeat the corporate state only when we take back and empower our communities, as is happening with Cooperation Jackson, a grass-roots cooperative movement in Jackson, Miss. As long as acts of resistance are forms of personal catharsis, the corporate state is secure. Indeed, the corporate state welcomes this violence […]
From Rural America In These Times’ article on August 8, 2017: “In their seventh attempt to put an end to the environmental threats the oil and gas industry pose to their land, water and right to self-governance, a community rights group in Youngstown, Ohio, is attempting to amend their city’s […]