Populist Dialogues - Our last hope, Natures Trust Law

Guest Mary Wood, Faculty Director of the University of Oregon Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program, speaks with us about the use of nature trust law to bring us back from the fossil fuel induced environmental tipping point. She notes that our elected leaders as well as our regulatory agencies have been captured by the corrupting influence of the fossil fuel industries. Now we use he third branch of government to protect the environment. The judiciary branch has for the past 30+ years been engaged with regulatory decision making; now they must relearn how to use nature trust law. She explains what that law is and how legal suits are now being brought using it and points to the current effort in Portland OR to create via a ballot initiative a People's Water Trust as promising.

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