With assistance from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), we are proposing a citizen petition to amend the City of Cincinnati Charter to include the Ohio River Bill of Rights (ORBOR). This is the next step in preparation to collect the needed number of signatures to place Rights of Nature on the election ballot. The number of signatures needed is ten percent of the voter turnout in the previous election. The Ohio River Bill of Rights claims our sovereign right as citizens to protect the natural world. It claims the rights of the River and all associated life therein to flourish and thrive unharmed. It provides for legal standing in court to protect these rights. It sets up an Ecology Advocate and an Ecology Court to uphold and oversee the process. We will need many boots on the ground to collect the needed signatures. See our website for the introduction to the ORBOR.
Join us for casual conversation and discussion about the Community Rights of Nature. Every month, we’ll be at BLOC Coffee Company at 801 Mt. Hope Ave., Cincinnati on the first Saturday, from 11:30am-1:30pm. The next meeting is Saturday, February 4th. Come with questions or come to listen. Join the Facebook eventRead More
FracTracker, the project, was originally developed to investigate health concerns and data gaps surrounding western PA fracking. Today, as a non-profit organization, FracTracker Alliance supports groups across the United States, addressing pressing extraction-related concerns with a lens toward health effects and exposure risks on communities from oil and gas development. They provide timely and provocative […]Read More