From Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), 3/16/15:
ALEXANDRIA, NH: COMMUNITY RIGHTS WINS AT TOWN MEETING
Residents of Alexandria, NH, have faced increasing pressure from energy corporations over the last year. Last week at Town Meeting, residents voted overwhelmingly to adopt a second Community Bill of Rights ordinance to strengthen their 2014 rights-based law banning unsustainable energy projects. Read CELDF’s press release here.
OHIO COMMUNITY RIGHTS NETWORK: BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH,
COUNTY COURT DECISION EVOKES RALLYING CRY FROM RESIDENTS
While the city’s defense and the court’s ruling in the Broadview Heights case are disappointing, they are not unexpected. In fact, the history of people’s movements shows us that when it comes to protecting rights, our state and federal governments – and sometimes even our own local governments – will try to block us when the protection of our rights would interfere with powerful corporate interests and wealth. Read OHCRN’s statement here.