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Pollution Protection

Robert Kennedy, Jr.

Robert Kennedy Jr., nephew to the iconic president who helped in the creation of Earth Day, stands at the forefront of the environmental movement. In this episode, Robert Kennedy Jr. shares his extensive knowledge of environmental and legal history to paint a picture that depicts our world’s environmental crises.

Robert Kennedy Jr. follows his passion for protecting the environment from polluters, whether in the form of dirty politicians or toxic remains from nuclear power plants. Kennedy consistently emphasizes the importance of everyone’s individual impact to make our water and environment cleaner and safer.

As a leader in environmental causes, particularly with his work at Riverkeepers and Waterkeepers, he champions political causes and defends the idea that the fight for clean water is a fight for one of the most basic and essential human rights.

43:42 | 2014

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn 300 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.

Mr. Kennedy serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and President of Waterkeeper Alliance and is of counsel to Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice. He is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City.