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.
The only real difference between Robyn Pennacchia and me is that I believe in the entirety of the First Amendment and she does not.
Apparently orcas are threatened in an area of Canadian waters. The government has suggested voluntary sanctuaries.
If nature has rights, that means everything does, which devalues “rights” just as a wild inflation deflates the worth of currency.
“Animal standing” would open the courts to lawsuits brought by animals.