FROM THE ARCHIVE: RFK Jr. battles Bay Area company to save Bahamas coral reef from development

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Friday, July 21, 2023
RFK Jr. battles Bay Area company to save Bahamas coral reef
Here's a look at ABC7 News coverage of Robert Kennedy Jr.'s fight to protect coral reefs in the Bahamas from a Bay Area company's development.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the headlines for his appearance before a House subcommittee on censorship and his recent comments where he cited a false conspiracy theory on COVID-19, ABC7 News dove into the archives to uncover the time the environmental lawyer battled it out with a Bay Area construction company to save a coral reef in the Bahamas from a development.

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In 2000, ABC7 News I-Team reporter Dan Noyes followed Kennedy to the Bahamas to get a tour of the proposed Clifton Point development. Bahamian officials warned that he "should be careful while meddling in a domestic matter" and threatened to block Kennedy from coming into the country.

"This area will be million-dollar homes, basically wall to wall," said Kennedy.

Kennedy believed the project would destroy the fragile coral reef.

Watch the video in the media player above to how the fight unfolded to protect that area.

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