Many communities have found that that state laws bar municipalities from taking actions stronger than whatever standards may be set by the state—even when those standards are nowhere near adequate to protect public health. Communities in PA & other states are taking action to overcome these restrictions.
Current threats face include drilling in the Marcellus Shale — even communities outside the immediate drilling area face contamination of their water supplies. The controversies continue over dumping toxic sludge, incineration of waste, and waste from industrial farms.
Your community can take action to protect your people from these threats and to protect public health and the environment! Watch the YouTube video featuring Mari Margil at the 2010 Bioneers Conference. Mari Marghttps://conference.bioneers.org/il is the associate director of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF), the PA organization that ran the recent ‘Democracy School’ in Allentown. The videos describe why our environmental regulations and agencies fail to protect the environment and describe successful moves to protect community rights and the rights of nature and to deny corporate ‘personhood’ rights. The video is in 3 parts: