A Modern Day David And Goliath Tale, The Riverkeepers Is An Impassioned Firsthand Account By Two Advocates Who Have Taken On Powerful Corporate And Government Polluters To Win Back The River They Love John Cronin And Robert F Kennedy, Jr Report From The Frontline Of Environmental Activism, The Hudson River Valley, To Tell Us How We Too Can Fight And Win By Reclaiming A Fundamental Right That Dates Back To The Magna Carta The Right To Defend And Enjoy Our Invaluable Natural Resources Revealing Shocking Stories Of Commonplace Environmental Crime From Drinking Water Tainted With Hospital Waste To Fish Populations Contaminated By Freely Dumped PCBs John And Bobby Describe Their Dramatic Confrontations With Than Ninety Environmental Lawbreakers They Vividly Recount The Hands On Investigations, The Groundbreaking Court Battles, And The Courageous Local Heroes That Characterize Their Mission To Bring To Justice Some Of The World S Most Powerful Institutions Interweaving The Personal, Philosophical, And Political, The Riverkeepers Is A Timely Call To Action That Will Resonate Across America As The Backlash Spearheaded By Congressional Leaders And Their Major Corporate Allies Threatens To Reverse The Hard Won Victories In Environmental Law And Policy It Is An Eloquent And Essential Reminder That Environmentalism Is Really About Defending Democracy And Our Most Basic Rights As Citizens It was okay The general message of the book is good little people who stand up for what they believe can make a difference especially if they have good legal representation Honestly, the book could have been about 10 chapters shorter but maybe I m just not green enough. Before reading this book, I had never heard of the Riverkeepers They are an environmental group that works to protect waterways and watersheds in New York state Reading their story, their strategies and failures, gave me hope for what passionate people here sportsmen and greens can accomplish when they work together and provide information to their neighbors. I thought of this book in March 2015 while visiting NYC I recalled that the tap water would be delicious and it was And when a colleague was incredulous that such a large city could have great tap water, I was even able to recall a bit of the store about the well protected upstate reservoirs that supply the delicious water. Saw Rpbert Kennedy Jr speak, which prompted me to read this book A good read, and it got my involvement with the local Riverkeepers started. Great book A little slow at first but it s basically a story of how the Riverkeeper movement got started and all of the struggles they ve been through until the early 90 s I would love to see an updated version of what s happened over the last 20 years or so. they did enormous good, but the hudson river is still screwed inspiring story. Inspirational reading on what we can do to protect the environment for this and future generations. Good read, could be classified as an action adventure story too I really enjoyed reading stories about how they had to sneak around to gather evidence on polluters, and stand up to big monster tankers from the smaller Keeper Only thing I didn t like was a few times during Kennedy and Cronin s chapters I felt as though they were self promoting and it came across as a bit self righteous Not sure how some of it tied into the Riverkeepers I ve met both working also on the Hudson River, and I thoroughly like Kennedy He is a real nice man Cronin can be a bit ornary, not really a people person I hope that opinion hadn t already pre disposed me to be biased when reading the book This was a book that cried out for photos and maps to clarify the activities and struggles of the riverkeepers Still, very inspiring.
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- The RIVERKEEPERS: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right
- John Cronin
- 05 July 2019 John Cronin