This audio and article by Luke Runyon originally appeared on KUNC October 19, 2017. few months ago Denver civil rights lawyer Jason Flores-Williams had an idea. He’s made a name for himself recently in a class action lawsuit against the city of Denver where he’s representing the city’s homeless people. “A lot of times I [...]
This article Marian Conway appeared in the Nonprofit Quarterly October 18, 2017. The Colorado River, mighty enough to have helped carve the Grand Canyon, starts in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows for 1,450 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Baja California on its way south to Mexico. Advocates have now given the [...]
This article by Angela K. Evans originally appeared in the Boulder County Weekly, September 28, 2017. How to govern water resources in the West has been a contentious issue since Europeans first started settling the land, and the Colorado River has been at the forefront of the debate for more than a century. MORE... [...]
This original article by Julie Turkewitz appeared in The New York Times, September 26, 2017. Does a river — or a plant, or a forest — have rights? This is the essential question in what attorneys are calling a first-of-its-kind federal lawsuit, in which a Denver lawyer and a far-leftenvironmental group are asking a judge [...]
This original article by Will Falk appeared in the San Diego Free Press, September 25, 2017. On Tuesday, September 26, the Colorado River will sue the State of Colorado in a first-in-the-nation lawsuit requesting that the United States District Court in Denver recognize the river’s rights of nature. These rights include the rights to exist, [...]
This original article by David DeWitt appeared in The Athens News, September 24, 2107. For the third year in a row, the Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a proposed county charter that otherwise would have gone to Athens County voters for consideration. MORE...
This original article by Simon Davis-Cohen appeared in DeSmog on, September 24, 2017. Three years in a row, communities in Ohio have attempted to vote on initiatives that would grant them greater say over oil and gas development in their jurisdictions, but over and over again, appointed officials, some with direct ties to the fossil [...]
This original article by Jan Larson McLaughlin appeared in the, BG Independent News on September 14, 2017. The legal battle to get an anti-pipeline charter amendment on Bowling Green’s ballot has come down to two sides – those who want to stop the pipeline and those who would want the jobs building it. MORE... [...]
This article by Dahr Jamail originally appeared in Truthout, July 26, 2017. On July 24, the Siletz River Ecosystem (SRE) in Northwestern Oregon took legal action to protect itself. MORE...
This article by Eric Tegethoff originally appeared in the Public News Service, July 25, 2017. The Siletz River ecosystem could take some novel legal action in an Oregon case over a measure banning aerial pesticides. In May, Lincoln County residents passed a measure outlawing the spraying of pesticides from aircraft. The measure is the first [...]