Isn't it kind of crazy to grant legal rights to nature? Aren't our laws supposed to be about people and protecting people's rights?


For one thing, our laws currently do not adequately provide enough protection for nature to ensure our survival. Nature needs to have rights in itself in order for us to be sustainable and survive. Corporations and wealthy investors have more rights than the rest of us in our legal system. Corporations are considered “persons” under current law and have all the rights of us human “persons”, plus extra rights. Investors also have more rights under our laws than the rest of us, due to current legalities giving their privileged property special status and advantages. Within the context of this corrupted legal system, giving nature and our watersheds legal rights is not “crazy”, but instead is sane survival. Lets change this corrupt legal system and grant legal rights to nature!