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Help Stop Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s War On Prairie Dogs in State Parks

     by Prairie Protection Colorado Prairie Protection Colorado (PPC) has been investigating the poisoning of prairie dogs in both Cherry Creek State Park and Chatfield State Park that occurred during 2017. During this year alone, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) poisoned over 3700 prairie dog burrows in these state parks with the incredibly dangerous … Continue reading Help Stop Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s War On Prairie Dogs in State Parks

Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Featured image: Yaqui community gathering Credit: Andrea Arzaba, CC BY–SA 4.0      by Steve Horn / DeSmog Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into Mexico was a top priority … Continue reading Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

Suit Seeks Ban on Mexican Seafood Imports to Prevent Extinction of Vaquita      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration today for failing to respond to their emergency request to ban certain seafood imports from Mexico’s Gulf of California in order to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii

Private landowner on Kaua’i legally recognizes nature’s rights      by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund HAWAII: For the first time, ecosystems and natural communities on eight acres of land on the island of Kaua’i possess legal rights to exist, thrive, regenerate, and evolve. This is the first Rights of Nature conservation easement on the Hawaiian … Continue reading First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii

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

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