Colorado River v. State of Colorado lawsuit court hearing in Denver
November 14, 2017 –
"The Rights of Nature movement has arrived in the United States! On September 25, Deep Green Resistance, with noted civil rights attorney Jason Flores-Williams, filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit - Colorado River v. State of Colorado - seeking personhood for the Colorado River, and recognition of the river’s rights to exist, flourish, regenerate, and naturally evolve - in the United States District Court, District of Denver.
We invite everyone who loves the Colorado River and the natural world, which gives us life, to pack the U.S. District Courthouse with us for the river's first court hearing.
Tuesday November 14th 10 AM
Please come to show your support for the first in the Nation RIGHTS OF NATURE lawsuit!
We will all meet on Tuesday morning, November 14th, for a press release in front of the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse, Ctrm C204, 901 19th Street, Denver, CO 80294 starting at 9am.
Coffee will be provided for all in attendance.
The status hearing starts at 10am in court room C204.
After the hearing, we will all gather from 12pm-2pm at the Mercury cafe located at 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205 to discuss how you can file your own rights of nature litigation.
The more who advocate and file legal cases such as this; and enact and propose legislation that will ... push for the rights of nature and community rights, the better the chance natural life will have to exist and flourish.
The rights of nature approach is one that has worked in other countries and one that will work in ours - if enough of us are willing to get out there and do what it takes to enact these rights.
While courts in India, New Zealand, and Ecuador have granted rights to ecosystems, this lawsuit represents the first Rights of Nature action ever brought before a federal court.