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Introduction

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This introductory chapter presents the specific aims of this book. It aims to provide a brief history of the conflict over the Westway project, highlighting key individual and organizational players, ... More


Introduction

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This introductory chapter presents the specific aims of this book. It aims to provide a brief history of the conflict over the Westway project, highlighting key individual and organizational ... More


Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

William W. Buzbee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

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, ... More


Searching for Westway’s Achilles’ Heel: Air Pollution?

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter details the attempts of the opposition to the Westway plans to discover whether the project would have a fatal legal vulnerability. Specifically, the chapter shows how both supporters ... More


Westway’s Fill and America’s Protected Waters

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on another prominent issue in Westway's legal battles—water issues, primarily in relation to the Hudson River. The water battles consisted of concerns over aquatic habitat ... More


Epilogue: If Westway Were Proposed Today?

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This concluding chapter considers the possibility of a similar project suffering the same fate as Westway in more contemporary times, analyzing more broadly the state of regulatory wars and what ... More


Judgment Days

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter considers the aftermath of the trial examined in previous chapters by analyzing some legal close calls on Westway's side. Because the Army Corps had granted the Westway permit and the ... More


Epilogue: If Westway Were Proposed Today?

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This concluding chapter considers the possibility of a similar project suffering the same fate as Westway in more contemporary times, analyzing more broadly the state of regulatory wars and what ... More


5 Searching for Westway’s Achilles’ Heel: Air Pollution?

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter details the attempts of the opposition to the Westway plans to discover whether the project would have a fatal legal vulnerability. Specifically, the chapter shows how both supporters ... More


6 Westway’s Fill and America’s Protected Waters

William W. Buzbee

in Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451904
eISBN:
9780801470301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on another prominent issue in Westway's legal battles—water issues, primarily in relation to the Hudson River. The water battles consisted of concerns over aquatic habitat ... More


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