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.
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The EPA Has Abandoned Its Duty To Protect the Environment. ‘Rights of Nature’ Laws Can Fill the Void