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State Networks

The National Community Rights Network includes six state Community Rights Networks and numerous local and regional groups in each of those states. The States currently involved are Colorado, Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Within each state there are numerous local and regional groups working to protect their communities from corporate harms. The State Networks have Boards of Officers and two representatives from each State Network are on the National Community Rights Board. Click a state to learn more!

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Endorsement, Extraction, New Hampshire

National Community Rights Network Endorses New Hampshire Town’s Community Bill of Rights Ordinance

Contact: Cindy Kudlik:  ckudlik at yahoo.com, 603-780-4511 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2015 NEW HAMPSHIRE: This month, the National Community Rights Network (NCRN) endorsed Barrington, New Hampshire’s Community Bill of Rights Ordinance. The rights- based ordinance secures the rights of residents to clean water, air, and scenic preservation, and bans […]

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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. […]

Fracking, Ohio, Press Release

Ohio judge dismisses Broadview Heights lawsuit by residents

By Bob Downing Published: July 2, 2015 From a Thursday press release: BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH:  Yesterday – in time for the July 4th celebration of American Independence and democracy – the Cuyahoga County Court dismissed a class action lawsuit filed by residents of Broadview Heights to protect their inalienable right […]

Article, Fracking, Local News, Ohio

Green group’s unconventional fight against fracking

By Richard Valdmanis The residents of Grant Township, Pennsylvania, were worried about Little Mahoning Creek, a picturesque trout stream best fished in the spring when the water runs fast. The Pennsylvania General Energy Company had acquired a federal permit to drill an injection well down 7,000 feet about seven miles […]

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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 […]