Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “There just aren’t a lot of these critters around and they already exist in pretty fragmented habitat. And climate change is just going to shrink available habitat more and more.”
Human Rights Council Holds Interactive Dialogue On Human Rights And The Environment And On The Right To Food
In a joint statement, Earthjustice and the Centre for International Environmental Law noted that States had to engage in sustainable development to avoid overexploitation of ecosystems that could lead to severe human rights violations. They had to protect environmental defenders, indigenous peoples and others who directly relied on natural resources to satisfy their basic needs.
Robin Cooley, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "The counties have this idea that BLM can't manage lands to protect their wilderness characteristics or even consider them in making decisions. That is just not the law."
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