FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 2, 2016
East Boulder County United
Email: [email protected]
Kristin McLean: [email protected]
Merrily Mazza, [email protected]
Legal: Thomas Linzey, Esq, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, 717 498-0054
Lafayette Community Members Introduce Climate Bill of Rights and Protections
Lafayette Community Members Introduce Climate Bill of Rights and Protections to City Council, Pledge Environmental Defense of Boulder County
Lafayette City Council meeting Tuesday, January 3, approximately 7pm depending on meeting agenda.
1290 S. Public Road, Lafayette Colorado
The people of Lafayette, Colorado have introduced an ordinance for formal adoption to the Lafayette City Council. The measure titled, “Climate Bill of Rights and Protections” is a law that will codify the right to a healthy climate and community member’s ability to enforce this right through community led, nonviolent direct action. It is based on the First Nation principle of protecting the environment for seven generations.
The measure will be introduced by two Lafayette City Councilors, Councilor Gustavo Reyna and Councilor Merrily Mazza, at the January 3rd meeting.
If the measure is approved Lafayette will become the second community nationally to adopt such a measure. Grant Township Pennsylvania legalized the defense of their community through nonviolent civil disobedience earlier this year when it was faced with ...Read More