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The Resource Fighting Westway : environmental law, citizen activism, and the regulatory war that transformed New York City, William W. Buzbee

Fighting Westway : environmental law, citizen activism, and the regulatory war that transformed New York City, William W. Buzbee

Label
Fighting Westway : environmental law, citizen activism, and the regulatory war that transformed New York City
Title
Fighting Westway
Title remainder
environmental law, citizen activism, and the regulatory war that transformed New York City
Statement of responsibility
William W. Buzbee
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From 1971 to 1985, battles raged over Westway, a multibillion-dollar highway, development, and park project slated for placement in New York City. It would have projected far into the Hudson River, including massive new landfill extending several miles along Manhattan's Lower West Side. The most expensive highway project ever proposed, Westway also provoked one of the highest stakes legal battles of its day. In Fighting Westway, William W. Buzbee reveals how environmentalists, citizens, their lawyers, and a growing opposition coalition, despite enormous resource disparities, were able to defeat this project supported by presidents, senators, governors, and mayors, much of the business community, and most unions. Although Westway's defeat has been derided as lacking justification, Westway's critics raised substantial and ultimately decisive objections. They questioned claimed project benefits and advocated trading federal Westway dollars for mass transit improvements. They also exposed illegally disregarded environmental risks, especially to increasingly scarce East Coast young striped bass often found in extraordinarily high numbers right where Westway was to be built. Drawing on archival records and interviews, Buzbee goes beyond the veneer of government actions and court rulings to illuminate the stakes, political pressures, and strategic moves and countermoves that shaped the Westway war, a fight involving all levels and branches of government, scientific conflict, strategic citizen action, and hearings, trials, and appeals in federal court. This Westway history illuminates how high-stakes regulatory battles are fought, the strategies and power of America's environmental laws, ways urban priorities are contested, the clout of savvy citizen activists and effective lawyers, and how separation of powers and federalism frameworks structure legal and political conflict. Whether readers seek an exciting tale of environmental, political, and legal conflict, to learn what really happened during these battles that transformed New York City, or to understand how modern legal frameworks shape high stakes regulatory wars, Fighting Westway will provide a good read
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buzbee, William W.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Express highways
  • Westway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Express highways
  • Green movement
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Express highways
  • Express highways
  • Green movement
  • Politics and government
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
Fighting Westway : environmental law, citizen activism, and the regulatory war that transformed New York City, William W. Buzbee
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Westway plan -- Highways, subways, and the seeds of dissent -- The art of regulatory war -- The road warriors and the new environment -- Searching for Westway's Achilles heel : air pollution? -- Westway's fill and America's protected waters -- The public fish story -- Enter the independent federal judiciary and the power of law -- Reexamining the 1971-1982 debacles -- Westway's second chance -- The trial crucible -- The cross examination -- Judgment days -- Assessing Westway's outcome -- Epilogue : if Westway were proposed today?
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ocn875895010
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470301
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt592sb1
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895010
Label
Fighting Westway : environmental law, citizen activism, and the regulatory war that transformed New York City, William W. Buzbee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Westway plan -- Highways, subways, and the seeds of dissent -- The art of regulatory war -- The road warriors and the new environment -- Searching for Westway's Achilles heel : air pollution? -- Westway's fill and America's protected waters -- The public fish story -- Enter the independent federal judiciary and the power of law -- Reexamining the 1971-1982 debacles -- Westway's second chance -- The trial crucible -- The cross examination -- Judgment days -- Assessing Westway's outcome -- Epilogue : if Westway were proposed today?
Control code
ocn875895010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470301
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592sb1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895010

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