Takeaways:

  • A lawsuit has been filed against the developers planning to build on Lake Mary Jane in Orange County, to stop construction on the grounds that it would negatively impact the lakes and marsh and cause irreparable injury.
  • This is the first case to defend the rights of natural entities in a U.S courtroom.
  • Orange County, Florida has recently passed a “rights of nature” law which protects water sources from threats like this.

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