Jason Flores Williams is the Denver civil-rights attorney who is representing the plaintiffs in this historic case to give legal rights to the Colorado River. He was recently interviewed on KGNU Boulder, which you can listen to here:
“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
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
“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