Archive by Author

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, WilderUtopia.com 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

How Corporations Are Colonizing Us

This Colorado map shows many of the toxic industrial sites in our state.  The Metro Denver group spent many tens of hours researching the types and locations of these facilities.  After a while, due to the large number of facilities that have to fit on the map, the best we could do was to put the facility icons in the correct county.  … Read the rest

State Community Rights Constitutional Amendment and Worker Rights

“A living wage should be the right of all Americans.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only reference to labor in the U.S. Constitution is linked to slavery.  In addition, today “human resources” are treated as an element of Commerce. But workers are people, and not the kind of “people” that include corporations per current judicial doctrine.Read the rest