Ohio has taken to the local ballot initiative process to propose "Community Bill of Rights" ordinances to ban fracking.
Less than eight months after the Paris Agreement, pledges from around the world are nowhere near as ambitious as they need to be to slow down warming.
David Kristjanson-Gural is associate professor of economics and senior fellow of the Social Justice College at Bucknell University. His writing appears in the LA Progressive, Commondreams.org, the Williamsport Guardian and the Daily Item. He is a member of the Spilling Ink Writers' Collective.