by Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry Governor Jerry Brown doesn’t always deal with critics of his controversial environmental policies well — and that was the case again on Saturday, November 11, when he spoke at the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. Californians, including indigenous water protectors and those on the frontlines of climate … Continue reading Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Protesters in Bonn, “Let’s Put You in the Ground”
by Protect Orange County and Stop the Minisink Compression Station In a move that is being widely celebrated by both activists and national environmental rights groups, this afternoon, the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in NY issued an emergency stay of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Notice to Proceed with Construction”, … Continue reading New York State Wins Latest Round in Battle with Pipeline & Federal Agency
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
by Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion Washington, D.C.– Two and half years after asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reverse its decision to permit construction of the “Algonquin” Pipeline Expansion, residents are finally getting their day in court. Ellen Weininger from Westchester County, New York made the trip to DC Circuit … Continue reading Challenge to AIM Pipeline Approval Goes to DC Circuit Court
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. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In the war for social and environmental justice, even the best lawyers rarely serve as … Continue reading The Rights of Nature and the Power(lessness) of Law
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
by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Have you heard the incredible news about Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, two activists who sabotaged the Dakota Access Pipeline? In early August, the two women admitted to committing multiple acts of eco-sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They made their statement on video in … Continue reading Be Dangerous
Featured image by Octaviano Díaz Chema by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry HUAJIMIC, Nayarit, Mexico — A century-old land conflict has flared up again in the Western Sierra Madre, deepening already raw tensions in the wake of the May 2017 assassination of two Huichol (Wixárika) leaders who fought to reclaim that land. On Friday, … Continue reading Justice Thwarted in Huichol Land Restitution Case
Featured image: Dead Horse Point, Colorado River. (Clément Bardot/Wikimedia/CC-BY-SA-3.0) 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. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance On Tuesday, September 26, the Colorado River … Continue reading Why Does the Colorado River Need to Sue For Rights?
Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more. by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Author’s Note: A member of Park City’s city government recently asked me why I write about Park City when Park City is doing so much for the environment, … Continue reading New Park City Witness: Why Write About Park City?