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Fracking Opponents Find Lawyers Beat Superglue in Slowing Shale
Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, environmental law, environmental lawsuit, environment, destruction, ecosystems, protection, healthconditions, world, pollution, politics, green )

- 2100 days ago -
Campaigners desperate to prevent the birth of a U.K. shale-gas industry have glued themselves to walls, barricaded country lanes and climbed drill rigs. Yet their most potent weapon is more prosaic: lawyers.
Brazil Oil Spill: Petrobras Charged With Crimes At Duque De Caxias Refinery
Environment  (tags: law, environmental law, world, environment, destruction, ecosystems, pollution, energy, humans, politics, wildlife, protection, habitatdestruction, habitat, green, government )

- 2488 days ago -
A prosecutor from Brazil's Public Ministry has charged state-run oil company Petrobras with environmental crimes for a spill at its Duque de Caxias refinery that allegedly contaminated the mangroves and estuary of Guanabara Bay off Rio de Janeiro.
In New Zealand, the Whanganui River Becomes a Legal Person
Environment  (tags: environmental law, law, ecosystems, environment, world, protection, nature, humans, politics, wildlife, conservation, habitat, oceans )

- 2493 days ago -
If corporations are people now, why can't rivers be? A growing movement seeks to grant personhood rights to the natural world.
Legal Case Against Serengeti Road Moves Forward
Environment  (tags: environmental law, environment, destruction, Serengeti, overdevelopment, government, green, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, world, protection, nature, humans, conservation )

- 2674 days ago -
A regional case against the construction of a proposed road through Serengeti National Park has moved to trial after a judge with the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) threw out concerns by Tanzania
ACTIVISM: Micronesia Challenges Europe's Dirty Energy
Environment  (tags: environmental law, activists, diplomacy, world, protection, energy, destruction, habitatdestruction, conservation, ecosystems, environment, nature )

- 2974 days ago -
When leaders in FSM heard that the Czech Republic planned to extend the license on its biggest polluter, the Prunéřov power station, they decided a coal plant halfway across the world had everything to do with their fragile island country's health.
Ecocide: Making Environmental Destruction a Criminal Offence
Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, ecocide, environment, law, environmental law, UN, destruction, ecosystems, humans, protection, politics, world, conservation, habitat, pollution )

- 3277 days ago -
Lawyer Polly Higgins is spearheading a campaign to have 'ecocide' recognised by the UN as an international crime against peace. But how will this work in practice?

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