Phillip Musegaas joined Riverkeeper in August 2005 as the Indian Point Policy Analyst, responsible for analyzing, developing, and promoting positions on legislation and policies dealing with nuclear power plant safety and security. After being admitted to the New York Bar in 2006, Mr. Musegaas began preparing Riverkeeper’s legal challenge to the license renewal of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. In 2008, he acted briefly as the Policy Director before accepting the position of Hudson River Program Director, where he will oversee a staff of attorneys and investigators whose mission is to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River. He earned a J.D. with a Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law. As a research assistant with the Pace Energy Project, Mr. Musegaas worked on a joint project with the United Nations Environment Program writing a handbook on drafting sustainable energy legislation for developing countries. As a legal intern at the Pace Litigation Clinic, under the supervision of co-directors Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Karl Coplan, Mr. Musegaas appeared in federal court, conducted settlement negotiations, filed motions and formulated discovery plans on violations of the federal Clean Water Act. He received his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Geography from the University of Washington.