The Lake Erie Bill of Rights, or LEBOR ballot initiative didn’t get very far after it was passed by Toledo…Read More
Lake Erie Bill of Rights
On Feb. 26, 2019, citizens in the city of Toledo amended their city charter to include the “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” (LEBOR). The Lake Erie Bill of Rights, or LEBOR, states that Lake Erie, and the Lake Erie Watershed, has the right to “exist, flourish and naturally evolve…” and gives any Toledoan the right to file a lawsuit on the lake’s behalf against any business in the Lake Erie Watershed.
Ohio Farm Bureau is staying abreast of this issue and will be posting updates as they are known.
Farmers are encouraged to enroll in an agricultural district. The ag district program provides an affirmative defense for farmers in certain types of nuisance lawsuits. While it is not certain this defense will apply in LEBOR cases, it is one of the best and most underutilized tools in agriculture. Enroll in an ag district via the county auditor. Learn more.
Ohio Farm Bureau supported the case of Mark Drewes against the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.Read More
Some aspects of the new two-year state budget will better protect farmers from nuisance lawsuits. Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah…Read More
Fewer than 9 percent of a city’s registered voters just passed the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, which declares that…Read More
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has pledged its support to member and Wood County farmer Mark Drewes, who today filed a…Read More