Friday, February 03, 2012

Lawsuit Filed to Block Christo's Latest Project

In Colorado.  "The lawsuit, filed ... by a group of students at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, argues that land managers did not adequately address the long-term effects of the project on wildlife, especially the bighorn sheep that clamber about on the canyon’s cliffs."   They say that, in approving the project, "federal analysts framed their assessment in ways that excused the impact of the thousands of bore-holes, rock-bolts and anchors that will have a cumulative effect, ... not unlike industrial mining." Ann Althouse says that's "a new twist on the old 'what is art?' question. These law students are arguing about the art/mining distinction."