Standing up for Community Rights
For decades, people across the United States have formed neighborhood groups and organized themselves to block a range of threats—from the privatization of their water by corporations, factory farms and the land application of sewage sludge, to mining, corporate land development and gas drilling—against their communities. These citizens have faced corporations of all sizes to inject change in an effort to take back their community and their rights. Through grassroots organizing, public education, ordinance drafting, home rule charter campaigns and the provision of legal counsel, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) works with communities—residents, citizens groups and municipal governments—to help make it happen.
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