Ben Price

Ben Price, is the National Organizing Director at Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. He has worked with CELDF since 2004 to coordinate community rights organizing across the country, and has advised and organized in hundreds of communities, many of which adopted community bills of rights that codify the rights of human communities and the rights of the nature, while prohibiting corporate activities that violate those rights.

In Pittsburgh, a Community Bill of Rights helped Ban Fracking

ather than “regulate” the amount of harm that fracking would inflict on a city that had been cleaning up smog and brownfields for decades following the withdrawal of the steel industry, CELDF offered to draft a local civil rights law that would guarantee certain community rights, including the right to clean air, pure water, the rights of natural ecosystems to flourish, and the right to be free from toxic trespass (poisoning).

March 13, 2018