skip to content
Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism

Author: Robert Lifset
Publisher: Pittsburg, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2014]
Series: History of the urban environment.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The beauty of the Hudson River Valley was a legendary subject for artists during the nineteenth century. They portrayed its bucolic settings and humans in harmony with nature as the physical manifestation of God's work on earth. More than a hundred years later, those sentiments would be tested as never before. In the fall of 1962, Consolidated Edison of New York, the nation's largest utility company, announced plans
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lifset, Robert, 1974-
Power on the Hudson.
Pittsburg, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014023325
(OCoLC)864504659
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lifset
ISBN: 9781306981149 130698114X 9780822979555 0822979551
OCLC Number: 884547356
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 309 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Environmentalism, Energy, and the Hudson River Valley --
Part 1. The Growing Importance of Ecology within Environmentalism: Storm King, 1962-1965 --
1. The Co-optation of Establishment Environmentalism and the Emergence of Scenic Hudson --
2. Scenic Hudson's Losing Effort --
3. Scenic Hudson Finds Ecology and the Zeitgeist --
4. The Politics of Storm King --
5. The Scenic Hudson Case --
Part II. The Struggle between Energy and Environmentalism: Storm King, 1966-1972 --
6. The Federal Power Commission versus Environmentalists --
7. Scenic Hudson Attacks Con Ed's Political Support --
8. The Expansion of Environmentalism in the Hudson River Valley --
Part III. A New Balance of Power: Storm King, 1970-1980 --
9. The Proliferation of Lawsuits in the Hudson River Valley --
10. The Sex Life of Striped Bass and Con Ed's Near-Death Experience --
11. The Hudson River Peace Treaty of 1980 --
Epilogue: The Legacy of Storm King, 1981-2012 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Responsibility: Robert D. Lifset.

Abstract:

Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of a major event in environmental history--when a small group of local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production and  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

-'Power on the Hudson' explains the forces that have shaped today's Hudson as far north as the Capital Region, and the modern environmental movement. It will also help readers understand how ecology, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/884547356> # Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "884547356" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/pittsburg_pa> ; # Pittsburg, Pa.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/pau> ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/5039-1/{1F8CE646-1940-4D31-85F4-D1CA513D1277}Img100.jpg'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/electric_power_plants_environmental_aspects> ; # Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/environmental_policy_hudson_river_valley_n_y_and_n_j> ; # Environmental policy--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/environmentalism_hudson_river_valley_n_y_and_n_j_history_20th_century> ; # Environmentalism--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/new_york_state_storm_king_mountain> ; # New York (State)--Storm King Mountain.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Organization/consolidated_edison_company_of_new_york_inc> ; # Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/storm_king_mountain_n_y> ; # Storm King Mountain (N.Y.)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/new_york_state> ; # New York (State)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/environmental_policy> ; # Environmental policy
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/333.914/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/united_states_hudson_river_valley> ; # United States--Hudson River Valley.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/electric_power_plants_environmental_aspects_new_york_state> ; # Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects--New York (State)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/environmentalism> ; # Environmentalism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/science_environmental_science> ; # SCIENCE--Environmental Science
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Person/lifset_robert_1974> ; # Robert Lifset
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2014" ;
    schema:description "Ed, spawning a range of new local, regional, and national environmental organizations and bequeathing to the Hudson River Valley a vigilant and intense environmental awareness. A new balance of power emerged, and energy companies would now be held to higher standards that protected the environment."@en ;
    schema:description "The beauty of the Hudson River Valley was a legendary subject for artists during the nineteenth century. They portrayed its bucolic settings and humans in harmony with nature as the physical manifestation of God's work on earth. More than a hundred years later, those sentiments would be tested as never before. In the fall of 1962, Consolidated Edison of New York, the nation's largest utility company, announced plans for the construction of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant at Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River, forty miles north of New York City. Over the next eighteen years, their struggle against environmentalists would culminate in the abandonment of the project. Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of this monumental event in environmental history, when a small group of concerned local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production. He follows the progress of this struggle, as Con Ed won approvals and permits early on, but later lost ground to environmentalists who were able to raise questions about the potential damage to the habitat of Hudson River striped bass. Lifset uses the struggle over Storm King to examine how environmentalism changed during the 1960s and 1970s. He also views the financial challenges and increasingly frequent blackouts faced by Con Ed, along with the pressure to produce ever-larger quantities of energy. As Lifset demonstrates, the environmental cause was greatly empowered by the fact that through this struggle, for the first time, environmentalists were able to gain access to the federal courts. The environmental cause was also greatly advanced by adopting scientific evidence of ecological change, combined with mounting public awareness of the environmental consequences of energy production and consumption. These became major factors supporting the case against Con."@en ;
    schema:description "Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Environmentalism, Energy, and the Hudson River Valley -- Part 1. The Growing Importance of Ecology within Environmentalism: Storm King, 1962-1965 -- 1. The Co-optation of Establishment Environmentalism and the Emergence of Scenic Hudson -- 2. Scenic Hudson's Losing Effort -- 3. Scenic Hudson Finds Ecology and the Zeitgeist -- 4. The Politics of Storm King -- 5. The Scenic Hudson Case -- Part II. The Struggle between Energy and Environmentalism: Storm King, 1966-1972 -- 6. The Federal Power Commission versus Environmentalists -- 7. Scenic Hudson Attacks Con Ed's Political Support -- 8. The Expansion of Environmentalism in the Hudson River Valley -- Part III. A New Balance of Power: Storm King, 1970-1980 -- 9. The Proliferation of Lawsuits in the Hudson River Valley -- 10. The Sex Life of Striped Bass and Con Ed's Near-Death Experience -- 11. The Hudson River Peace Treaty of 1980 -- Epilogue: The Legacy of Storm King, 1981-2012 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2034201995> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Series/history_of_the_urban_environment> ; # History of the urban environment.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/864504659> ;
    schema:name "Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism"@en ;
    schema:productID "884547356" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/884547356#PublicationEvent/pittsburg_pa_university_of_pittsburgh_press_2014> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Agent/university_of_pittsburgh_press> ; # University of Pittsburgh Press
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/warw/detail.action?docID=2041596> ;
    schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/5039-1/{1F8CE646-1940-4D31-85F4-D1CA513D1277}Img100.jpg" ;
    schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/power-on-the?.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
    schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=1F8CE646-1940-4D31-85F4-D1CA513D1277> ;
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7zw8tw> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/soas-ebooks/detail.action?docID=2041596> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=629365> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10902345> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=829642> ;
    schema:url <https://grinnell.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7zw8tw> ;
    schema:url <http://0-ebookcentral.proquest.com.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/lib/oxy/detail.action?docID=2041596> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780822979555> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781306981149> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/884547356> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://0-ebookcentral.proquest.com.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/lib/oxy/detail.action?docID=2041596>
    rdfs:comment "Read e-book on Ebook Central (Occidental College authentication required)" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/soas-ebooks/detail.action?docID=2041596>
    rdfs:comment "Connect to electronic book via Ebook Central." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Agent/university_of_pittsburgh_press> # University of Pittsburgh Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Pittsburgh Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Organization/consolidated_edison_company_of_new_york_inc> # Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Person/lifset_robert_1974> # Robert Lifset
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1974" ;
    schema:familyName "Lifset" ;
    schema:givenName "Robert" ;
    schema:name "Robert Lifset" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/new_york_state> # New York (State)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York (State)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/new_york_state_storm_king_mountain> # New York (State)--Storm King Mountain.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York (State)--Storm King Mountain." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/pittsburg_pa> # Pittsburg, Pa.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Pittsburg, Pa." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/storm_king_mountain_n_y> # Storm King Mountain (N.Y.)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Storm King Mountain (N.Y.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Place/united_states_hudson_river_valley> # United States--Hudson River Valley.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States--Hudson River Valley." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Series/history_of_the_urban_environment> # History of the urban environment.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/884547356> ; # Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism
    schema:name "History of the urban environment." ;
    schema:name "History of the urban environment" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/electric_power_plants_environmental_aspects> # Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/electric_power_plants_environmental_aspects_new_york_state> # Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects--New York (State)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Electric power-plants--Environmental aspects--New York (State)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/environmental_policy> # Environmental policy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Environmental policy"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/environmental_policy_hudson_river_valley_n_y_and_n_j> # Environmental policy--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Environmental policy--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/environmentalism_hudson_river_valley_n_y_and_n_j_history_20th_century> # Environmentalism--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Environmentalism--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2034201995#Topic/science_environmental_science> # SCIENCE--Environmental Science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Environmental Science"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780822979555>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0822979551" ;
    schema:isbn "9780822979555" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781306981149>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "130698114X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781306981149" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/864504659>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Power on the Hudson." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/884547356> ; # Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/884547356>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/884547356> ; # Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism
    schema:dateModified "2018-01-05" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.