Abtech Announces Appointment of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Advisory Board
News Nov 18, 2010
Mr. Kennedy comments, "AbTech's technology ends the debate as to whether communities can economically abate the flow of hydrocarbons, bacteria, and other harmful toxins from our streets into our waterways. I am delighted to join the advisory board of a company whose products are such an important component of thousands of communities' proactive toolkits to minimize water pollution."
"We are very pleased to have Bobby join our Advisory Board," stated AbTech Founder and CEO Glenn R. Rink. "His commitment to the environment is a matter of public record, and we are extremely grateful for his support and advice as we grow and expand our operations, and begin to assemble a first rate advisory team."
Mr. Kennedy serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper organization, and President of Waterkeeper Alliance which he founded in 1999. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law's Environmental Litigation Clinic, and is co-host of the Ring of Fire radio program. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City.
Mr. Kennedy is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City's water supply. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York City watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development. He has also worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands.
Mr. Kennedy is a noted author and was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn over 190 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. He is a graduate of Harvard University, studied at the London School of Economics, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Master's Degree in Environmental Law.