The Rights of Nature: Building a New People’s Movement for the Earth

Guest Blog Post By Mari Margil, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

When Dr. Seuss’s Lorax sees the Truffula trees being destroyed, he declares: “I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

No tongues, indeed. But today, trees are gaining a voice, and nature is speaking for itself and defending its own rights to exist and thrive.

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