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Make New York the solar hub for the East Coast
Newsday
June 14, 2013

Albany lawmakers are on the verge of passing solar legislation that promises to allow New Yorkers to lower their energy bills...
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Utility deal company has deceitful past
Times Union
June 6, 2013

This month, New York's Public Service Commission will decide whether to permit a Canadian holding company, Fortis Inc., to acquire Central Hudson, the electric utility serving 375,000 mid-Hudson homes and businesses.
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Solar Panels for Every Home
The New York Times
December 12, 2012

We donít think much about pitch pine poles until storms like Hurricane Sandy litter our landscape with their splintered corpses and arcing power lines.
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Nation should follow Colorado's lead
The Denver Post
March 25, 2010

Colorado is now claiming national leadership in American's transition to a new energy economy. Gov. Bill Ritter has quietly built a strong coalition including Colorado's largest utility, Xcel Energy, to support the proposed Colorado Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act.
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Poverty and tyranny central to immoral practice of mountain destruction, water and air poisoning
The Hill
March 10, 2010

The Appalachian forest is the oldest and richest ecosystem north of the equator, having survived the Pleistocene ice era and provided the seed stock that reforested the continent. Appalachia has 80 species of trees and more biodiversity per cubic meter than anywhere on the continent.
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Hope in the Mountains
Washington Post
March 25, 2009

Yesterday was a great day for the people of Appalachia and for all of America. In a bold departure from Bush-era energy policy, the Obama administration suspended a coal company's permit
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Books
  "Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak"
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  "Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s American Heroes: Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief"
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  "Crimes Against Nature" A powerful and far-reaching indictment of
George W. Bush’s White House
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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 more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. learn more ›


 
     
     
    Waterkeeper Alliance, logo
Grassroots activism at its finest. Waterkeeper Alliance is an international advocacy organization founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to empower 252 local Waterkeeper programs in 29 countries that defend local waterways from polluters. Waterkeeper Alliance provides legal, scientific, and organizational resources to ensure effective and democratic vehicles for citizens to protect their most precious resource – water. RFK, Jr. is President of Waterkeeper Alliance.
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Riverkeeper, logo
Riverkeeper’s mission is to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River, its tributaries and the watershed of New York City (protecting the city's drinking water supply) by tracking down and stopping polluters. Since 1983, Riverkeeper has investigated and brought to justice more than 300 environmental lawbreakers. RFK, Jr. is Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper. learn more ›
 
     
     
 
   

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr on Mercury and Vaccines



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Ten Years After 'Deadly Immunity':
Let the Science Speak on Thimerosal Risks

I am pro-vaccine and always have been. Ten years ago, my article 'Deadly Immunity' ran in Rolling Stone and Salon.com detailing the scientific evidence linking thimerosal to an epidemic of neurological disorders — including autism —in American children.  My book, ’Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak,’ summarized hundreds of peer-reviewed studies in the scientifc literature supporting that link. Nevertheless, journalists refuse to read the science and instead parrot deceptive talking points dispensed by CDC and Pharma. Unable to debate the science, they defend their position with vicious and highly personal attacks on vaccine safety advocates and vaccine-hesitant parents. Shouldn't we let the science speak? 

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