This program features an address by Thomas Linzey, Exec Director of Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF.org) on how we have gotten to the situation we find ourselves in and how using the regulatory system to escape that situation has failed. Why? Because the regulations were written by those who are supposed to be regulated. Tom goes on to address how English Common Law and the US Constitution have been used to establish the regulatory system and corporate power. And looks at the use of preemptive law to limit local democracy. He concludes with how CELDF and the communities they represent have moved from acting within the regulatory system to direct challenges to corporate power by local bans on specific corporate behavior.