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CBC Radio’s The Current: Colorado River should have same legal status as a person: lawsuit
The Current interviews attorney Jason Flores-Williams on his work with Deep Green Resistance to recognize the rights of the Colorado River. DGR filed a federal lawsuit filed last month.
The Register-Guard: Supporters of Lane County aerial herbicide spraying ban say they have enough signatures to put measure on May 15 election ballot
Lane County, OR, residents submit signatures to place a rights-based initiative banning aerially sprayed pesticides on the May 2018 ballot.
Boulder Weekly: Rights of nature lawsuit seeks personhood for the Colorado River
In a groundbreaking lawsuit, the rights of nature is used as a new legal paradigm to protect the Colorado River.
Daily Camera: Lisa Flynn: Take Back Local Government
Longmont, CO, resident calls out state government sacrificing communities for corporate fracking interests. CELDF offers action for residents to protect themselves.
Seeker: Lawsuit Seeks Legal Rights for the Colorado River
Today, the Colorado River files in federal court for recognition of its rights to exist and flourish, as global warming and human consumption threaten its very survival.
New York Times: Corporations have rights. Why Not Rivers?
A federal lawsuit asserting the rights of the Colorado River challenges conventional legal doctrines in the U.S.
BG Independent News: Two sides at odds over proposed BG charter amendment
Community rights proponents in Bowling Green, OH, work to protect themselves from harmful fossil fuel projects through a rights-based charter amendment.
San Diego Free Press: Why Does the Colorado River Need to Sue For Rights?
Without rights, the Colorado River is merely an object for human exploitation, rather than recognized as the living ecosystem it is, and wholly necessary to sustain life
The Athens News: High Court shoots down third local anti-fracking charter
When county residents in Ohio seek to reform their government, that very government blocks them. At stake: communities’ clean air and water, and their right to local community self-government.
Desmog: Ohio Communities Face ‘Voter Suppression’ in Push to Rein in Oil and Gas Development
What’s going on in Ohio? Voter suppression in the form of blocking rights-based citizen initiatives from the ballot for a vote. Who’s behind it? The oil and gas industry and their allies.