The activists are right about one thing. Rights of nature would be far more effective in impeding development and extracting wealth from the land than the current system.
If “nature rights” laws become widespread, there will be plenty of money to pay lawyers to sue developers and resource-using enterprises into the dirt.
Be it noted that “nature rights” is not aimed primarily at preventing pollution.
Now former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, a very influential voice on the left, has endorsed the extreme ideological agenda.
Apparently orcas are threatened in an area of Canadian waters. The government has suggested voluntary sanctuaries.