Takeaways:

  • The “right of nature” movement asserts that rivers, trees, and ecosystems have legal rights like people.
  • An attorney in Orlando, Florida representing two lakes, two streams and a marsh is arguing that the waterways’ lawsuit against a developer is legally valid and belongs in state court.
  • During his argument the attorney mentions that the state has a duty under the state constitution to project Florida’s waters but the existing laws and regulations have failed to do so.

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