Stephen Donzinger_ lawyer who defended Ecuadorian Indigenous people from major pollution by Chevron and was detained on house (and jail time) arrest for over 2 years. This recently on twitter (Donzinger is free now but was badly maligned and persecuted by a corrupt judge hired by Chevron; he was disbarred after having won a substantial award for his clients, The Ecuadorian Communite.
Steven Donziger (@SDonziger) tweeted at 3:34 PM on Mon, Jul 11, 2022: Ecocide must be an international crime. Whether it is the Secretary of the @USNavy or the CEO of @Chevron, persons who destroy our ecosystems and kill life must be held criminally responsible.
Sandra Steingraber: arrested and went to jail for protests protecting Seneca Lake from storage of fracked gas; led the NYS no fracking campaign, professor, poet, activist www.steingraber.com
NEW YORK STATE OFFICIALS/MEDIA TO CONTACT/PRESSURE:
NYS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO CALL HOTLINE FOR: Pipelines, Fossil Fuel divestment, Fracking NYS DISTRICT 21 CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK NYS DISTRICT .... CONGRESSMAN PAUL TONKO NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL Letitia James NYS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE HEASTIE NYS MAJORITY LEADER ANDREA STEWART COUSINS State Senator Liz Krueger State Assembly Felix Ortiz NYS GREEN AMENDMENT AND CLCPA COMMITTEE: PETER IWANOWISC NYS PLASTICS INITIATIVE JUDITH ENCK SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND THOM HARTMANN MICHAEL MOORE THE POST STAR The Lake George Mirror
https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/juliana-v-us - we are still waiting for a decision from the US District Court - oral argument was June 25th last year! We will have another action following the ruling which can happen at any time - feel free to join our online mailing list to stay tuned.
Juliana v US petition sponsored by People vFossil Fuel:
John Beard and Zanagee Artis, of Zero Hour, will be co-delivering the petition to the DOJ shortly after the ruling comes out, so stay tuned!
More than 16,000 signatures to the PvFF petition telling AG Garland that it’s time for DOJ to end its opposition to the Juliana caseproceeding to trial!
based on the ancient principle of the public trust doctrine, on which some U.S. legal cases have been fought and won, that asserts it is in the public trust that government must protect the environment.
The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. Wikipedia
The public trust doctrine is the principle that the sovereign holds in trust for public use some resources such as shoreline between the high and low tide lines, regardless of private property ownership. Wikipedia
See www.ourchildrenstrust.org for international lawsuits as well as updates on this particular case
NY STATE PROTECTORS/Advocacy (list not finalized, pending)
Cornell Law (title pending) GELF: Mark Dunlea The Rights of Nature Movement: contact in NY: Ben Price The Delaware Waterkeeper: May Von Rossum The Lake George Waterkeeper Fund for Lake George: Chris Navitsky The Hudson River Waterkeeper: Adirondacks Protect the Adirondacks: Peter Bauer The Adirondack Council: Willie: Janeway, John Sheehan Lake George Land Conservancy: Mike The Lake George Association: Eric SiyWalt Lender Assembly Point Water Quality Coalition: Lorraine Ruffing, Bob Carbognin Clean Air Action Network: Tracy Frisch North Country Earth Action: The Earth Action Squad