Legal Status

February 27, 2019, 12pm PST
Toledo, Ohio held a special election for voters to decide on the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
Toledo Blade
February 22, 2019, 2pm PST
Voters in Toledo, Ohio could grant personhood status to the polluted and abused Lake Erie.
The Guardian
October 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Corporations have rights in the United States, and an organization called Deep Green Resistance is going to federal court in Colorado to argue that rivers should too.
The New York Times
May 19, 2017, 12pm PDT
Colombia joins New Zealand and India as countries that have recognized the legal status of rivers in recent months.
International Rivers