Does a river — or a plant, or a forest — have rights? This is the essential question in what attorneys are calling a first-of-its-kind federal lawsuit, in which a Denver lawyer and a far-left environmental group are asking a judge to recognize the Colorado River as a person. View Original Article Source: California Water… Read More

Writing in 1916, conservationist John Muir noted that “there is not a ‘fragment’ in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.” A century later, in the Pacific Northwest, land managers, tribal leaders, environmental stewards, lawmakers and business interests are locked in a fight over which harmonious units and… Read More

Newly uncovered documents — including two $13,000 checks — show that an Imperial Irrigation District consultant has continued to work for solar developers in Imperial County, despite promising it would stop to avoid potential conflicts of interest. View Original Article Source: California Water News feed… Read More