Tuesday, December 9 at 2:00 PM



2:00 PM – 2:10 PM            Welcome & Introduction                        Barnabas McHenry

2:10 PM – 2:35 PM            Book/History Presentation                   Robert Lifset

2:35 PM – 2:55 PM            Remembrances                                         Robert Boyle

                                                                                                                    Richard Ottinger

                                                                                                                    Mike Kitzmiller

2:55 PM – 3:00 PM              Stretching Break

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM              Scenic Hudson Power Point                   Haley Warlock

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM              Audience Questions & Comments       Al Butzel moderates

3:30 PM – 3:35 PM              Closing Remarks                                        Albert Butzel

3:35 PM – 4:00 PM              Book Signing & Refreshments



Robert Boyle

For thirty-two years a reporter for Time and Sports Illustrated; in 1966 Boyle founded the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association (the predecessor of Riverkeeper). He is the author of The Hudson River, A Natural and Unnatural History (W.W. Norton and Company, 1969) among other books.

Albert Butzel

Albert K. Butzel is the principal of Albert K. Butzel Law Offices.  He has practiced law and led advocacy campaigns in New York City since 1965.  In his career, he has handled many important environmental cases, including the landmark Storm King Mountain power plant case, and he led the campaign that secured the new Hudson River Park on Manhattan’s Lower West Side.

Hayley Carlock

Environmental Advocacy Attorney, Scenic Hudson

Mike Kitzmiller

An aid to Richard Ottinger, Hubert Humphrey, Ogden Reid and John Dingell; while working for Dingell, he was staff director of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Kitzmiller retired as a name partner in a Washington D.C. public relations firm.

Robert Lifset

Donald Keith Jones Associate Professor of Honors and History at the University of Oklahoma; Lifset is the author of Power on the Hudson: Storm King Mountain and the Emergence of Modern American Environmentalism (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014) and the editor of American Energy Policy in the 1970s (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).

Barnabas McHenry

Served as a member of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Chair of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council, Co-Chair of the Hudson River Valley Natural Heritage Area, President of Boscobel, and Trustee of both Friends of the Hudson Valley and the Open Space Institute.

Richard Ottinger

A Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965-1971 and from 1975-1985 where he was an early and consistent supporter of environmental issues; Ottinger continued his environmental advocacy at Pace University School of Law where he was Dean from 1994-1999 and now serves as Dean Emeritus.