The breakthrough strategies of our esteemed colleagues and friends Tom Linzey and Mari Margil at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are bearing fruit around the country. Most recently, a New York state judge upheld the right of Dryden and Middlefield to outright ban fracking, in keeping with the towns’ zoning laws.
This victory is what Tom and Mari mean when they speak about changing the terms of engagement away from regulation to “the ground of democracy.” As Tom likes to say, “The only thing environmental regulations regulate is environmentalists.”
The New York Times published Mari’s letter to the editor responding to Mark Bittman’s piece about “foodies” where she talks about how communities are overriding corporate “rights” to create truly sustainable and non-GMO local food systems.
Check out the CELDF e-letter, which is always a big lift to see how hundreds of communities are reclaiming democracy, challenging corporate rights, and making a quiet Next American Revolution from the ground up.
And be sure to join us for the 25th Anniversary Bioneers Summit Conference this October, where you can hear directly from leaders within this growing movement!