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Cliff Weathers

Communications Director


Cliff WeathersCliff Weathers was a journalist, broadcast commentator, multimedia producer and political consultant before he came to Riverkeeper in 2015. He served notable stints as an editor at Car and DriverConsumer Reports and The Independent Media Institute. Cliff has reported on politics, transportation, energy, product safety, autos, sustainable living and climate change. He was one of the first journalists to uncover the environmental dangers caused by hydrofracking and the multiple hazards posed by the rail transportation of volatile Bakken Crude in a series of articles for AlterNet. Cliff’s Left of the Hudson podcast and blog, which covered regional environmental and political news, drew a wide audience in the lower Hudson Valley.

A southeastern Michigan native, Cliff learned to swim in the many lakes and rivers near his childhood home just north of Detroit. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Oakland University and was commissioned a U.S. Army officer, serving in the National Guard and Army Reserve. Cliff came to New York in 1995 and resides in South Nyack, NY.


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