Mari Margil is the director of the International Center for the Rights of Nature, a project of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a public interest law firm that has assisted dozens of U.S. municipalities, as well as non-governmental organizations in different countries, to develop laws that recognize rights of nature.Ryan Dickinson is a law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law and a Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund summer 2019 legal intern. 
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Toledo Passed a “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” To Protect Its Water. The State Is Trying to Stop It.
A local effort to protect environmental rights—of both people and nature—faces pushback from the state and industry.