Kai Huschke is the North­west and Hawaii Orga­niz­er for the Com­mu­ni­ty Envi­ron­men­tal Legal Defense Fund. He recent­ly worked with res­i­dents of Lin­coln Coun­ty, Ore., who passed a bind­ing Rights of Nature law that suc­cess­ful­ly banned aer­i­al pes­ti­cide spray­ing for two years. He can be reached at kai@​celdf.​org.Simon Davis-Cohen is a writer and the research and com­mu­ni­ca­tions asso­ciate for the Com­mu­ni­ty Envi­ron­men­tal Legal Defense Fund.
Rural America
The EPA Has Abandoned Its Duty To Protect the Environment. ‘Rights of Nature’ Laws Can Fill the Void