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Article, Fracking, Home Rule, National News, Pennsylvania

How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking: Grant Township, Pennsylvania, population 741, has became the front line of a radical new environmental movement – and they’re not backing down

“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 […]

Article, Fracking, Issues, Local News, Ohio, State News

2017 Ohio Community Rights Movement

“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 […]

Article, Industrial Energy, National News, Washington

Oil, coal train protesters in Spokane file federal lawsuit claiming climate change protections

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 […]

Article, Ohio, Preemption

Corporate State Attempts to Choke Off Citizens’ Initiatives

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 […]

Fracking, Local News, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Township First To Legalize Civil Disobedience & ‘Bad Boy’ Tim DeChristopher Has Their Back

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 […]

Fracking, Local News, Ohio, Press Release

Ohio Court of Appeals Affirms Corporate “rights” and State Preemption Over Community Rights in Broadview Hts.

Ohio Court of Appeals Denies the People’s Right to Local Community Self-Government Affirms corporate “rights” and state preemption over community rights in Broadview Hts. March 8, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tish O’Dell, Ohio Community Rights Network President, (OHCRN) [email protected] 404-838-5272 BROADVIEW HTS, OH: Last week, the eighth appellate court […]

Local News, New Hampshire, Press Release

Persistence pays off: The People of Barrington, NH, Vote in Community Rights at Town Meeting

The People of Barrington, NH, Vote in Community Rights at Town Meeting Mar 8, 2016 Residents subordinate corporate interests to Community Rights, ban unsustainable projects FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://celdf.org/2016/03/press-release-the-people-of-barrington-nh-vote-in-community-rights-at-town-meeting/ CONTACT: Michelle Sanborn 603-524-2468 [email protected] BARRINGTON, NH:  Tonight, residents at Town Meeting in Barrington, NH, voted  795 to 759 to adopt a […]