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Could the Ohio River have rights? A movement to grant rights to the environment tests the power of local control
Emily Collins, executive director of Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, on the bank of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh. (Credit: Jay Manning/PublicSource)

Could the Ohio River have rights? A movement to grant rights to the environment tests the power of local control

"What you're seeing is not just a legal strategy, it's an organizing strategy. It's a seismic shift in thinking about nature that has to happen."

Can you imagine if the Ohio River and its tributaries had legal rights? While speculative, the idea isn't necessarily far-fetched.

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