Category Archives: Environment

Mother Earth to get rights. Can I file a lawsuit against her?

The United Nations has a plan to give Mother Earth the same rights as people:

Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country…

…It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature’s complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state.

Presumably, these “activist and other groups” will sue corporations and individuals to stop Earth-harming activity and also sue for damages. So, can we sue these same groups for damages Mother Earth does to us (earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.)?