Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a reputation as a resolute defender of the environment. This stems from a litany of successful legal actions: prosecuting governments and companies for polluting the Hudson River and Long Island Sound; winning settlements for the Hudson Riverkeeper; arguing cases to expand citizen access to the shoreline, and suing sewage treatment plants to enforce compliance with the Clean Water Act.

Kennedy serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and Chairman of the Waterkeeper Alliance. He was previously an Assistant District Attorney in New York City and was state coordinator for Edward M. Kennedy’s 1980 Presidential campaign.

He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Capitalism and the Environment

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lays out the ground work on the level of impacts our “addiction to carbon”...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - ideacity 2004

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visits ideacity to talk about environmental issues in the USA and how stricter...

Robert Kennedy Jr. - Protecting Environmental Infrastructure

Robert Kennedy Jr., the anti-vaxxer and environmental lawyer turned independent U.S. presidential...