According to an article published today in The Huffington Post, President-elect Obama is giving serious consideration to appointing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Cabinet position. Democrat officials recently shared this news with The Politico. This consideration comes at an important time in our nation’s development. As our population grows and urban sprawl increases, our demand for water (clean water) will rise exponentially and thus our need to protect and preserve our waterways will become even more essential.
“The EPA enforces clean air and clear water laws. Kennedy, an environmental lawyer and son of the late senator and attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, has long championed a cleaner water supply for New York City… As an officer and attorney for the environmental watch group Riverkeeper, Kennedy has taken on governments and companies for polluting the Hudson River and Long Island Sound.” Not only has Kennedy played an integral part in establishing the Waterkeeper movement, but he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Waterkeeper Alliance.