posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 03:44 PM
Alternet: One Man's Clever Idea to Fight Frackers
and Save His Organic Farm
This is brilliant. I'm hoping that more will follow his example and put a stop to the blatent poisoning of the land.
He did more than just act against fracking when he became the first private property owner in the United States to use a deed easement recognizing
the Rights of Nature.
I had no idea this could be done... I'm wondering if Land Trusts could effectively do the same.
“This easement is not only about about preserving land for organic agriculture; it also speaks to a paradigm shift that is needed in our
thinking so that we recognize that we are part of nature, not lords over it. Our long history is catching up with us. We’re either going to turn
around our thinking and behavior, or we are going to leave a wasteland for future generations,” said Cleghorn.
Couldn't agree more... we are custodians of the land for future generations. It's not anyone's right to exploit resources at all costs.
Cleghorn accepts that the easement could devalue his property because it restricts the use of the land, but he believes that defending Nature’s
rights is more important. Since it is attached to the deed, even when the deed changes hands, the new owners will have to comply with its terms.
A small sacrifice to make to ensure the land stays pristine when it passes to someone else.
Good for you Mr. Cleghorn. Well done Sir.