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The case of the Colorado River

“On September 26, 2017, Jason Flores-Williams, an experienced civil rights attorney licensed in Colorado and Washington D.C, filed a Rights of Nature lawsuit on behalf of the Colorado River Ecosystem against the State of Colorado in US District Court [Case 1:17-cv-02316-NYW].  Working for the environmental group, Deep Green Resistance, and using the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) as legal adviser, Flores-Williams filed the first suit in the country for a river seeking recognition of its legal rights – to exist, flourish, regenerate, be restored and naturally evolve.Read the rest

Oil Train Videos

The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains  July 24, 2014, VICE News documentary showing the Canadian accident and others across US

A Danger on Rails April 21, 2015 NY Times documentary that focus on oil trains in Albany NY along the Hudson River

“Bomb Trians” Threat to Small Towns – May 14, 2015, CNN documentary on Bakken crude by rail

BOOM: Crude Oil Bomb Trains Exploding in North America, , June 27, 2015, video about documentary by Weather Channel and InsideClimate News who teamed up to investigate the problem of exploding railcars

Thousands of defects found on oil train routes, April 5, 2017, The Spokesman-Review article on defective rail conditions in the Pacific Northwest… Read the rest