Bobby Kennedy Jr Visits Las Vegas For Launch

Bobby Kennedy Jr., a longtime environmentalist and son of former presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, stopped in Las Vegas on Tuesday to launch a new organization dedicated to protecting one of nature’s most vital resources — water.

“The big polluters, the Koch brothers, etc., and their indentured servants in the White House and Capitol Hill are saying constantly that we have to choose between environmental protections and economic prospects,” Kennedy told a crowd of several dozen people at Dona Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. “That is a false choice. In 100 percent of the situations, good environmental policy is identical to good economic policy.”


Kennedy Jr., whose father Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, has worked as an environmental attorney since 1984. Today he is president of The Waterkeeper Alliance, a New York-based organization comprised of more than 350 water protection groups around the world.


Full article in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Photos by Justin McAffee

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