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Community Bill of Rights

Spokane Entrepreneurial Center v. Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution

ELR Case

The Washington Supreme Court held that a local initiative to create a "Community Bill of Rights" which, among other things, would give the Spokane River its own water rights, including the rights to sustainable recharge, sufficient...

Pennsylvania General Energy Co. v. Grant Township

ELR Case

A district court struck down portions of a town ordinance, deemed a "Community Bill of Rights," that sought to ban the disposal of waste materials from oil and gas extraction within its borders. The town is a "second class township"...