Robert Kennedy Jr. February 5, 2004

A resolute and outspoken defender of the environment, Robert Kennedy, Jr. is chief prosecuting attorney for Riverkeeper, an independent environmental organization dedicated to saving the Hudson River, and a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Hailed for spearheading the fight to protect New York City’s water supply, his work led to the creation of the Watershed Agreement, a landmark piece of environmental legislation upon which others around the world have been modeled. He is the coauthor of the best-selling book The Riverkeepers.