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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]