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Boulder County is considering adopting language to its comprehensive plan recognizing that nature — including plants and insects — has rights.
The idea comes at the behest of a group called Boulder Rights of Nature, which is urging the planning commission to go even further and extend legal rights for humans to animals and trees. It’s meant to help protect endangered species and would guide the county in adopting policies to protect the environment.
A group of about 30 people spoke on both sides of the issue at a meeting Wednesday, according tothe Daily Camera, and the commissioners seemed inclined to adopt the proposed language.
“If we’re not responsible for the conservation of imperiled and extirpated species, then who is?” Commissioner Doug Young is quoted as saying.