How To Exercise "Community Rights" On The Environment
While planning and zoning laws and codes are plentiful, businesses that are less environmentally-friendly can still set up shop, as long as all the permits are in place.
Communities generally do not have the power to issue a simple "no" to a project. Or do they?
The concept of "community rights" is gaining traction within environmental groups.
And the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is taking word of community rights on the road to a number of towns. CELDF Executive Director Thomas Linzey joins us with details. http://celdf.org/