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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

Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

Via Center for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, August 24, 2017 Contact: Marc Fink, (218) 464-0539, mfink@biologicaldiversity.org Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds Federal Judge Requires Additional Environmental Analysis From BLM LAS VEGAS— A federal court judge today found that the Bureau of Land Management failed to show how it would compensate … Continue reading Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

An Open Letter to Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice

     by Michael Bucci / Deep Green Resistance New York Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice Town of Cortlandt Justice Court One Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567 Re: Order to Appear at Violation of Conditional Discharge Hearing-June 29, 2017, Docket # 15110186 Dear Judge McCarthy, Thank you for the opportunity to present … Continue reading An Open Letter to Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

     by Center for Biological Diversity SAN FRANCISCO— Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program today over its outdated wildlife-killing plan for Northern California. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court, seeks an updated environmental analysis of the program’s killing of native wildlife including coyotes, bobcats and foxes. “Wildlife Services’ … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

Chief John Moreno Jailed in Mexico

     by Jamie Sechrist TODOS SANTOS, BCS, MX–Chief John J. Moreno, of the traditional Council of Chiefs at Crow Dog’s Sundance, Rosebud, Lakota Territory, has been jailed in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, in what looks like an effort to silence the young environmental attorney. Moreno, lead attorney for local fishermen and the … Continue reading Chief John Moreno Jailed in Mexico

DAPL Approval Illegal, Judge Finds

Featured image by Lucas Reynolds. Judge James Boasberg’s 91-page decision says U.S. Army Corps ‘did not adequately consider’ oil spill impacts; no ruling on whether to keep DAPL operational      by Indian Country Media Network The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the law in its fast-tracked approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), … Continue reading DAPL Approval Illegal, Judge Finds

African Court to Deliver Landmark Judgment on Ogiek Community Land Rights Case Against Kenyan Government

‘This case is of fundamental importance for indigenous peoples in Africa, and particularly in the context of the continent-wide conflicts we are seeing between communities, sparked by pressures over land and resources,‘ says Lucy Claridge, Minority Rights Group International’s (MRG) Legal Director. ‘Ultimately the Court will be ruling on the crucial role of indigenous peoples in the conservation of land and natural resources, and consequently, the mitigation of climate change in a region currently ravaged by drought and famine.’ ... Continue reading →

Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Border Wall, Enforcement Program

     by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today sued the Trump administration over the proposed border wall and other border security measures, calling on federal agencies to conduct an in-depth investigation … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Border Wall, Enforcement Program