Katie Surma

Inside Climate News reporter covering environmental justice

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“The rights of nature movement is very closely tied to … the human right to a clean environment,” says Katie Surma, Inside Climate News reporter.

Giving legal rights to nature: Can this effectively fight climate change?

“The rights of nature movement is very closely tied to … the human right to a clean environment,” says Katie Surma, Inside Climate News reporter.

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