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Spectacular view of the sacred Ganges river flowing through the green mountains of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

India State High Court Rules That Nature Is a ‘Living Being’ with ‘Rights’

The Madras High Court in India, which has jurisdiction over the state of Tamil Nadu, has declared that nature is a living being with rights. Read More ›
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The river is covered by the fog of a mountain forest. Skagit river, North Cascades

Seattle Power Company Sued for Violating the Rights of Fish

When we give up human exceptionalism, we go a bit mad and soon are eating our own tails. The green movement — which thinks it is attacking capitalism and fighting global warming — will find that out sooner rather than later if they succeed in granting rights to the natural world and its various elements. Read More ›
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Homemade sign at environmental rally. A colorful cardboard placard is viewed close up, saying the climate is changing, why aren't we, in the hands of ecological activists as they protest in the city

Stop ‘Authoritarian Climate Governance’ Before It is Too Late

If COVID has taught us anything, it is that the technocratic class has little compunction about restricting freedom. Moreover, once they grab power, they are very reluctant to give it back. Read More ›
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Large yellow trucks used in modern mine Western Australia. Bulldozer moves rock towards digger which fills trucks which transport ore from the open cast mine.

Environmentalists Oppose Lithium Mining in Nevada

So, we can’t mine and burn coal. We can’t drill and burn oil or natural gas. We need to end the use of internal-combustion engines. And now, we can’t mine lithium. Sometimes I think these anti-modernity throwbacks won’t be satisfied until we return to the caves. Read More ›
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‘Ecocide’ Drive to Make Environmental Damage Legal Equivalent of Genocide Accelerates

Despite the grueling permit processes, extensive environmental impact reports, and litigation gauntlets that currently protect the environment and/or throttle development — take your pick — nature rights intends to become the “shield” preventing the exploitation of natural resources regardless of how responsibly undertaken, while ecocide intends to be the “spear” punishing it. Read More ›
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Blue sky and clouds over Henderson Creek, which runs through Rookery Bay in Marco Island

Swamp Rights Constitutional Amendment Pushed in Florida

This is serious. Signatures are being gathered in Florida to qualify a “rights of waterways” constitutional amendment for Florida. The proposed amendment is a form of “nature rights” and is being pushed by (among others) the Florida Rights of Nature Network, the slogan for which is, “Nature is not just an object. It is alive. It has as much right to live as we do.” Read More ›
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Blue sky and clouds over Henderson Creek, which runs through Rookery Bay in Marco Island

Florida Creeks — Yes, the Bodies of Water — Sue to Enforce ‘Nature Rights’

The “nature rights” movement is stunningly anti-human. It not only removes the concept of “rights” from the strictly human realm — us, our juridical entities and associations, etc. — but was created to thwart human enterprise. Read More ›
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Electric power lines against a dawn sky

Do Greens Want the World to Be Like the ‘Blackout State?’

Electricity is essential to modernity. Prosperity depends on it. So does longevity and health. If you doubt that, ask those in impoverished nations who still don’t have access to reliable electrical power! Read More ›