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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

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?

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

Survival International–WWF OECD talks break down over tribal consent

Featured image: This Baka woman and her husband are among many tribal people in Cameroon who have been beaten by WWF-funded wildlife guards. They were attacked and had their belongings taken from them while they were collecting wild mangoes. © Survival International      by Survival International The landmark mediation talks between Survival and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) … Continue reading Survival International–WWF OECD talks break down over tribal consent

Winnemen Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels

Featured image: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, speaks at the Oil Money Out, People Power In rally in Sacramento on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher.      by Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry On August 17, a California Indian Tribe, two fishing groups, and two environmental organizations joined a growing number … Continue reading Winnemen Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels

Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Featured image: Brazilian Indians have been protesting in Brasilia against the government’s anti-indigenous proposals.  © APIB      by Survival International Indigenous activists and human rights campaigners around the world yesterday celebrated Brazil’s Supreme Court ruling unanimously in favor of indigenous land rights. In two land rights cases, all eight of the judges present voted … Continue reading Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

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