“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 […]
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“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 […]
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has sued two tiny townships that banned shale-gas wastewater disposal wells, setting the state on a collision course with municipalities over who governs oil and gas operations within a town’s local boundaries. The DEP filed suits Monday in Commonwealth Court against Highland Township, Elk County, […]
Fundamental Change Unprecedented species extinction, ecosystem collapse, and climate change evidence the failure of mainstream environmentalism. A global movement is growing to advance fundamental change in the relationship between humankind and the natural world — by eliminating the key barriers to environmental protection and sustainability (including corporate “rights” and powers), and […]
MARK CLATTERBUCK | Special to LNP Feb 12, 2017 “On Feb. 3, the dangerous marriage of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and billionaire energy companies was on full display. For three years, residents of Lancaster County have demonstrated unprecedented opposition to the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. Yet when Williams gas […]
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 […]
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 […]
By John Upton  / Climate Central  January 12, 2017 This article originally appeared on Climate Central . 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 […]
A bold move by a community Public Herald has been following for years – Grant Township – just made historic news [again] by legalizing civil disobedience. Last night [May 3], Grant Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania made a bit of history. The municipality passed a local law legalizing civil disobedience. According to the new […]