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The Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right

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A modern-day David and Goliath tale, The Riverkeepers is an impassioned firsthand account by two advocates who have taken on powerful corporate and government polluters to win back the Hudson River. John Cronin and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., tell us how we too can fight for our fundamental right to enjoy our invaluable natural resources.

Revealing shocking stories of commonplace environmental crime — from drinking water tainted with hospital waste to fish populations contaminated by freely dumped PCBs — Cronin and Kennedy describe their dramatic confrontations with more than ninety environmental lawbreakers. The Riverkeepers is a timely call to action that will resonate across America as the backlash spearheaded by congressional leaders and their major corporate allies threatens to reverse the hard-won victories in environmental law and policy.

Synopsis:

The dramatic story of the highly successful campaign to clean up the Hudson River--a powerful call to action that will resonate across America as communities continue to fight to reclaim their right to a safe environment.

About the Author

John Cronin is a former commercial fisherman who was appointed Hudson Riverkeeper in 1983 and lives in Garrison, New York, where he serves as vice president of his local school board.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Foreword by Vice President Al Gore

1. Battleground

2. John Cronin

3. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

4. Keepers

5. King John to General Electric

6. Westway and NIMBY: Democracy at Work

7. Enforcement

8. Watershed

9. Barbarians at the Gate

10. The Human Place

Appendix: Directory of Riverkeeper Programs

Index

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A fight to close the pages of this book,thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684846255
Other:
Gore, Al
Author:
Kennedy, Robert F., Jr.
Illustrator:
Gore, Albert, Jr.
Illustrator:
Gore, Al
Author:
Kennedy, Robert, Jr.
Author:
Cronin, John
Author:
Gore, Al
Author:
Kennedy, Robert F.
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmentalists
Subject:
Environmentalists -- United States.
Subject:
Hudson River Valley
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 298
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.135 oz

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