Protecting Water Rights Through Local Self Government: Example from Mt. Shasta Community

The Mt. Shasta community is working with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Global Exchange to ensure that residents of the city of Mt. Shasta can make governing decisions about their local water resources. They have written a local ordinance that specifically prohibits corporate water extraction for resale and export and corporate cloud seeding (including chemical trespass of toxins from cloud seeding). This is an excellent example of how communities can re-write local laws to protect their water supplies and breathing air, and oppose corporate abuse.

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