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Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed

Featured image by Michelle McCarron     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Our first-in-the-nation lawsuit seeking personhood for the Colorado River was dismissed. After the Colorado Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss and threatened sanctions against attorney Jason Flores-Williams for the unforgivable act of requesting rights for nature, Flores-Williams withdrew our case. When I agreed … Continue reading Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed

Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Slashing of Protections at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante

     by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON —Hours after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, conservation organizations today filed a lawsuit attacking the order as an abuse of the president’s power. Earthjustice is representing eight organizations in a suit charging that the president violated the 1906 … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Slashing of Protections at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante

Rights of Nature Action in Response to Attorney General’s Threat of Sanctions

Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the United States, Colorado River v. Colorado, was filed September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  The full text of the complaint can be found here.      by Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Denver, CO – The Colorado Attorney General has threatened the attorney who filed the first federal … Continue reading Rights of Nature Action in Response to Attorney General’s Threat of Sanctions

Colorado Attorney General Threatens Sanctions for Rights of Nature Lawsuit

IN AN ATTEMPT TO INTIMIDATE US AND SILENCE THE RIGHTS OF NATURE MOVEMENT, THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS THREATENED SANCTIONS AGAINST OUT LAWSUIT, COLORADO RIVER V. COLORADO. Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the United States, Colorado River v. Colorado, was filed September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  The full text of … Continue reading Colorado Attorney General Threatens Sanctions for Rights of Nature Lawsuit

Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Protesters in Bonn, “Let’s Put You in the Ground”

     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”

New York State Wins Latest Round in Battle with Pipeline & Federal Agency

     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

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

Challenge to AIM Pipeline Approval Goes to DC Circuit Court

     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

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

Why Does the Colorado River Need to Sue For Rights?

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?