What do we learn from this case? In today’s science world it is no longer sufficient to objectively describe some nicely preserved ancient fossils.
This proposed law largely echoes the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment on free speech (including on religious matters).
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.
Lake Erie would be able to sue whenever any enterprise engaged in activities that the most radical environmentalist in the city opposed.