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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Robert Kennedy Jr. HollywoodNewsWire.net  ""The Last Mountain" Junket"  photo
The Last Mountain
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
May 17, 2011
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – The Last Mountain
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: What touched you as a child that set you on the environmental path?
RFK: I was interested in the environment from when I was a little kid.

Q2: That's surprising, considering it's not the first thing most children think of.
RFK: I was raised in the country, and my mother says that I was interested in it from when I was born. When I was 8 years old I wrote my uncle, who was then in the White House, and there was pollution along K Street in Washington D.C., because there was a number of cement factories there. To me, the pollution seemed like kind of a theft, that somebody could steal the air from their neighbors and pollute it and make people sick. Seemed like a theft to me. So I wrote my uncle a letter saying that I wanted to meet with him about pollution, and – I was going to write a book about it – and he wrote me back and asked me to be at the Oval Office, so I had a meeting wi...

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