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Colorado River Dispatch: How Do Dams Fall?

Featured image by Michelle McCarron      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Hear the white crash of her torrents on the boulders she drags through the desert, feel the unyielding red rock she pushes through, lose your balance in the impatience of her swift streams, and you’ll know: The Colorado River […]

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Rights for the Colorado River!

On Monday, September 25, five members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR) filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – in the United States District Court, District of Denver seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river’s rights to exist, flourish, regenerate, and naturally evolve. The lawsuit has catalyzed a national conversation […]

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First-in-the-Nation Lawsuit Seeks Recognition of Rights for the Colorado River

Colorado River lawsuit DGR

“Contemporary public concern for protecting nature’s ecological equilibrium should lead to the conferral of standing upon environmental objects to sue for their own preservation.” Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Sierra Club v. Morton (1972) Denver, Colorado–In a first-in-the-nation lawsuit filed in federal court, the Colorado River is asking for judicial recognition of itself as […]

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Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups

The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute, or CTGR (the name “Goshute” derives from the native word Ku’tsip or Gu’tsip, people of ashes, desert, or dry earth), [17] “reside in an isolated oasis in the foothills of the majestic Deep Creek Mountains on what is now the Utah/ Nevada state line,” according to their web page […]

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