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

Author: William W Buzbee
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Buzbee, William W., 1960-
Fighting Westway
(DLC) 2013037423
(OCoLC)858778301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William W Buzbee
ISBN: 9780801470301 0801470307
OCLC Number: 875895010
Description: 1 online resource
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?
Responsibility: William W. Buzbee.
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