Forget U.S. on Kyoto

Instead, sue the ‘criminals’ 

Environmental lawyer and nephew of JFK says legal action against polluters is best bet

Delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference need not waste time trying to bring the U.S. onside in current discussions on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. urged yesterday.

"I don’t think the Bush administration is going to move on anything," he said from White Plains, N.Y., where he helps run the Environmental Litigation Clinic at Pace University.

"They’re so tied in with the oil and coal industry, they’re still arguing global warming is a hoax. It’s like the Flat Earth Society."