CELDFCommunity Environmental Legal Defense Fund
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Linzey started CELDF in 1995 to help communities stop development projects that posed public health or environmental risks.
Price, 59, spent much of his life in the corporate world, but he says he's always "been a questioner of received wisdom." His job at CELDF seems perfect for someone who clearly relishes expounding on big ideas.
By the time Price and Miorelli met, CELDF had passed dozens of local ordinances striking down corporate personhood.
But the following spring the business magazine Forbes published a short article about CELDF. The tone of the story was equal parts condescension and alarm, but the reporter got the essence of the Tamaqua sewage ordinance exactly right: "The law," she wrote, "flies in the face of thousands of years of Western legal precedent that treats nature strictly as property."
CELDF's TAMAQUA ORDINANCE was inspired partly by the work of a South African attorney named Cormac Cullinan.
According to the CELDF, Tamaqua's code bans dredging corporations from applying sludge on their land by asserting that community rights and rights of nature have greater standing than their property rights.
Contacts: South Dakota--Dakota Rural Action, 605-697-5204 or drural @brookings.net or www.worc.org/member.html#dra Nebraska--Nancy Thompson at FoC, 402494-9117 or nanthomp@pionet.net or www.i300.org Pennsylvania--Tom Linzey at Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), 717-530-0931 or www.celdf.org
"Today's environmental laws are failing," CELDF observes in a section on its Web site.