Lake Erie Bill of Rights

Description

On February 26, 2019, voters in Toledo voted to amend the Toledo City charter and acknowledge that the Lake Erie watershed has legal rights to “exist, flourish, and naturally evolve.” The vote was a reaction to a water crisis in August 2014 when toxic algal blooms caused a do not drink alert for 400,000 residents. The Lake Erie Bill of Rights has been challenged in court every step of the way by opponents from the Ohio Farm Bureau, the State’s Agribusiness Council and several other farm associations and councils. Proponents of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights say that citizens are taking stewardship into their own hands. Opposition groups, including the Board of Elections, say the proposal is unconstitutional and unenforceable. The legal battle is just beginning as the law was challenged in court just hours after passing.

Metadata

Title: Lake Erie Bill of Rights

Type: Segment

Subject(s): Retro Local - Station Segments

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WGTE Public Media

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 10/02/2019

Runtime: 00:05:07

Rights Information:

  • Media Rights: All manner and media
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): Worldwide
  • Term: 10 years
  • Releases: Unlimited
  • Editing Allowed?: No
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Sensitive Material: N/A

Special Instructions: N/A

File Clean of Graphics: No

Language: English

 

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