In 2009, residents of Shasta, California drafted a community rights ordinance with the help of CELDF in response to a cloud seeding program by PG&E. The ordinance would have recognized the rights of nature to exist and flourish. The ordinance recognizes that Mount Shasta is considered one of Earth’s seven sacred mountains and serves as a global destination and refuge for fresh air and clean water. It gives residents and nature the right to water, and gives residents the right to community self-government, a healthy environment, and the integrity of their bodies. The measure was put on the ballot but the county clerk removed shortly after, citing language changes.