Community Rights Papers: An ongoing series of original reproducible essays

Community Rights Papers: An ongoing series of original reproducible essays 2017-04-04T00:06:03+00:00

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund produces an ongoing series of reproducible (pdf) essays titled ‘Community Rights Papers’. Some of them are also available in longer formats with additional graphics. All are linked below. We will be updating this page periodically as additional essays are published.

#1: The Spirit of ’73 and the Right to Local Self-Government
* As PDF
#2: A Celebration of NIMBY: “Not in my backyard…not in ANY backyard!” 
As PDF
#3: Firing Big Green 
* As PDF
#4: American Independence & the Community Rights Movement
* As PDF
#5: The Fickleness of Democracy: The Empty Barricades of Citizens United
* As PDF
#6: The Myth of Community Rights
* As PDF
#7: Why Corporate “Rights” Matter
* As PDF
#8: A Touch of Class
#9: Drowning the Clean Water Act in the Constitution’s Bathtub
* As PDF
#10: Paradise Lost
* As PDF
#11: Slaves in All But Name
* As PDF
#12: Preempting Democracy
* As PDF
#13: Breaking the Planet
* As PDF
#14: Democratic Rights Matter
* As lengthy doc with graphics
#15: Stopping Climate Change: The Slow Train to Nowhere