A retired elementary school teacher, her daughter, the local League of Women Voters president, a retired coal company executive, a piano tuner, an interior designer, and other locals passed a law that gave residents the right to local self government. Thus they would no longer be limited to pro-oil state laws. The people have stopped the drilling so far. The retired teacher says she will block the trucks with her body.
Then humans, trees, rivers, wildlife, and the soil could defend themselves against toxic waste. These types of rights of nature laws have been passed in communities in 7 states and in several countries!
Solutions: Require high bonds to pay for the clean-up of polluted water ways and aquifers. Require high bonds for trying to undo harm to human health. Pass local self government (home rule). Give rights to nature. Take away rights from corporations. Support the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund: ttps://celdf.org.