The Nature of Florida with Oscar Corral

Jim Durocher, one of the leaders of Florida's Rights of Nature movement, talks about trying to get a constitutional amendment on Florida's 2024 ballot

May 03, 2022 Oscar Corral
Jim Durocher, one of the leaders of Florida's Rights of Nature movement, talks about trying to get a constitutional amendment on Florida's 2024 ballot
The Nature of Florida with Oscar Corral
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The Nature of Florida with Oscar Corral
Jim Durocher, one of the leaders of Florida's Rights of Nature movement, talks about trying to get a constitutional amendment on Florida's 2024 ballot
May 03, 2022
Oscar Corral

Jim Durocher is one of the leaders of a statewide campaign to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida in 2024 to grant rights to nature. The Rights of Nature movement is just getting started around the United States, and in 2020, Florida took a leading role when Orange County, home of Orlando, became the largest municipality to grant rights to nature. The vote there was overwhelmingly in support. 89% of people approved the law. In Florida, getting 89% of people to agree on anything seems like a fantasy. But it actually happened. Now the activists behind that law want to take it to the voters statewide. Durocher explains that laws in Florida that are intended to regulate the environment for clean air and water are failing miserably, and measures such as Rights of Nature are one of the few tools left to save what’s left of Florida’s unique springs, rivers, beaches and forests.

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Jim Durocher is one of the leaders of a statewide campaign to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida in 2024 to grant rights to nature. The Rights of Nature movement is just getting started around the United States, and in 2020, Florida took a leading role when Orange County, home of Orlando, became the largest municipality to grant rights to nature. The vote there was overwhelmingly in support. 89% of people approved the law. In Florida, getting 89% of people to agree on anything seems like a fantasy. But it actually happened. Now the activists behind that law want to take it to the voters statewide. Durocher explains that laws in Florida that are intended to regulate the environment for clean air and water are failing miserably, and measures such as Rights of Nature are one of the few tools left to save what’s left of Florida’s unique springs, rivers, beaches and forests.