Robert Boyle, founder of environmental group Riverkeeper (the predecessor to Water Keeper), has said (Robert F.) Kennedy is "very reckless," and has "assumed an arrogance above his intellectual stature," and attorney George Rodenhausen, who has worked with Kennedy, says he "separates himself from good science at times in order to aggressively pursue an issue and win."
"Alberta Environmental Minister Lorne Taylor tore into (Robert F.) Kennedy for intentionally exaggerating the environmental effects of pork farming in order to raise funds from Hollywood stars like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matt Dillon, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. "He's characteristic of old-style environmentalists that raise money and they have to create fear to raise money," Taylor charged. He also alleged:
"Last time he was here, he fear-mongered on water ... He fear-mongered on livestock operations and then he used that fear-mongering to raise a bunch of money ... I believe he raised about $750,000 in Banff last time he was here and there's no accountability for that money ... Where did the money go? It hasn't gone into the Bow River which he was supposedly raising money for ... If they're going to come here, find out the facts before they fear-monger, and, if they do raise money, it seems to me that the money should stay here."
Canadian Environment Official: Kennedy is 'Fear-Mongering'
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