Places Archives: Rivers

Colorado River Dispatch #4: Lost in Canyonlands

Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here.      by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #4: Lost in Canyonlands

Colorado River Dispatch #3: How Do Dams Fall?

Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here.      by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #3: How Do Dams Fall?

Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

Para comprender a plenitud a alguien, debes comenzar por su nacimiento. Por lo tanto, Michelle y yo pasamos los últimos dos días buscando la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado entre el frío y la nieve que se encuentran arriba de la zona de La Poudre Pass, al norte del Parque Nacional de las Montañas … Continue reading Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

First Hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado

Denver, CO—For the first time in U.S. legal history, a natural entity itself will stand as a party before the court. The first hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado will address emerging legal issues in rights of nature litigation as well as the Attorney General’s Motion to Dismiss. “You can try to dismiss a complaint,” … Continue reading First Hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado

Colorado River Dispatch #2: Headwaters

Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here.      by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #2: Headwaters

Colorado River Dispatch #1: What Does the River Need?

Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here.      by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #1: What Does the River Need?

Invitation to Attend First-Ever Federal Rights of Nature Court Hearing

     by Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition The Rights of Nature movement has arrived in the United States! On September 25, Deep Green Resistance, with noted civil rights attorney Jason Flores-Williams, filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river’s rights to … Continue reading Invitation to Attend First-Ever Federal Rights of Nature Court Hearing

Rights for the Colorado River!

On Monday, September 25, five members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR) filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – in the United States District Court, District of Denver seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river’s rights to exist, flourish, regenerate, and naturally evolve. The lawsuit has catalyzed a national conversation … Continue reading Rights for the Colorado River!

First-in-the-Nation Lawsuit Seeks Recognition of Rights for the Colorado River

Featured image: The 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill in the Animas River, in southwest Colorado.  The Animas is a tributary to the Colorado River. Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the US was filed on September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  The full text of the complaint can be found here. “Contemporary … Continue reading First-in-the-Nation Lawsuit Seeks Recognition of Rights for the Colorado River

News Roundup – August 2017

Local Global Mass Extinction According to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in July, the planet is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event. Strikingly, the scientists who wrote the article call this a “biological annihilation.” The destruction of the planet happens bit-by-bit. A new big-box store, a … Continue reading News Roundup – August 2017