Based on the chat-room comments, I was viewed by the college students who watched as the skunk at the party for defending human exceptionalism.
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.
Even James Lovelock, who created Gaia Theory, now worries that environmentalism has become a religion.
Note that “peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants” is a very broad term that is not limited to human beings. Rather, it includes everything from grass, fish, and insects, to mice, snakes, and people.