Rights for the Colorado River

On Monday, September 25, five members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR) filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit - Colorado River v. Colorado - in the United States District Court, District of Denver seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river's rights to exist, flourish, regenerate, and naturally evolve. The lawsuit has catalyzed a national conversation about the Rights of Nature and the New York Times recently published an article about the case. Your donation will help us advance the Rights of Nature movement. Specifically, your contribution will cover court filing fees, enable DGR members to travel to court in support of the lawsuit, facilitate DGR's media efforts to bring awareness of the Colorado River's needs, and help DGR to train others to carry the Rights of Nature movement forward.

A serious Rights of Nature movement aimed at changing the legal system's treatment of nature as property to be bought, sold, disposed of, and destroyed is building around the world. Courts in India, New Zealand, Colombia, and Ecuador have all recognized rights for certain ecosystems. The Colorado River lawsuit reflects growing American support for the Righs of Nature. But, for the movement to be effective, it needs your financial support. 

To learn more, check out (DGR member and one of the five activists listed in the lawsuit) Will Falk's essay for the San Diego Free Press describing the Rights of Nature framework and how it could help stop widespread environmental destruction. Read the legal complaint that was filed to begin the lawsuit. And, watch (DGR member and another of the five activists listed in the lawsuit) Deanna Meyer's interview on RT. 

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  • Fred Gunter 
    • $5 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 28 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 28 mos
  • Elizabeth Allen  
    • $20 
    • 28 mos
  • Liam Griffith 
    • $26 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Max Wilbert 
Organizer
Eugene, OR
Susan Hyatt 
Beneficiary
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