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Phillip Musegaas

Hudson River Program Director

Phillip Musegaas

Phillip leads our Hudson River Program and its team of attorneys on a diverse range of environmental campaigns, focusing on reducing sewage pollution, restoring native fisheries and preventing the relicensing of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. During his tenure as lead attorney, he has won a landmark federal court victory against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on nuclear waste and negotiated a settlement with ExxonMobil to remediate a massive oil spill from its former refinery site in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is Riverkeeper’s point person on New York City issues, including the remediation of Superfund sites on Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal and advancing sustainable climate resiliency initiatives for waterfront communities and infrastructure. Phillip represents Riverkeeper on Mayor Bloomberg’s Green Infrastructure Task Force and Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency as an Advisory Committee member. He also coordinates the Hudson River Program’s enforcement campaign, in collaboration with the Pace Law School Environmental Litigation Clinic and Riverkeeper patrol boat program and regularly speaks to the public, elected officials and the media about Riverkeeper’s work on the Hudson. Phillip received a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Geography from the University of Washington, and a J.D. from Pace Law School.

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