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To the Editor: On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Eighth District Court of Appeals in Cleveland considered a suit brought against the state of Ohio by Mothers Against Drilling in Our Neighborhood (MADION) intended to uphold a popular vote in their city of Broadview Heights to prevent further fracking in the city. In its 13 square miles Broadview Heights already has 90 wells.read more
"This is the first time that our CELDF provided attorney will be able to actually speak in front of 3 appellate judges," MADION member and Broadview Hts. resident Tish O'Dell said. Read full article here Gazette article on appeal...read more
CLEVELAND: On January 6th, after repeatedly being denied access to the courtroom, Broadview Heights residents will finally have their day in court.
Since November 2012, when the City’s voters overwhelmingly adopted their Community Bill of Rights charter amendment banning fracking, the people of this Cleveland suburb have been fighting to enforce their amendment and protect their rights to clean air, water, and local self-government.
Decides in favor of communities’ right to initiative; bars chief elections officer from keeping duly qualified initiatives off the ballot – even those involving fracking FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2015 Contact: Tish O’Dell, Ohio Community Organizer...read more
“But ultimately, the Community Bills of Rights are not just about delaying pipelines. They are broadly defiant documents, part of a national movement intent on deeply transforming our system of law.”read more
Ohio Democracy School Sunday, November 1st, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Northwood & High Building, 2231 North High St, Columbus, OH #100 To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org More Information Columbus Ohio Democracy School...read more
Communities taking on Corporations and the State of Ohio. Talk by Thomas Linzey.read more
Issue 2 is a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that will appear on the ballot in the November 2015 general election. Initiated by the Ohio General Assembly, the stated intent of Issue 2 is to thwart passage of the “Marijuana Legalization Amendment” sponsored...read more
Saturday, September 26th 3:50-5:00 Presentations and Workshops, Antioch Campus Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Fracking the Commons with Tish O’Dell and John Morgan “Building sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local...read more
BY SIMON DAVIS-COHEN – SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 State officials hire industry-affiliated law firms to defend their efforts to block ballot measures Last week the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the Ohio Secretary of State’s decision to remove from this November’s ballot,...read more