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The Sun Is Shining over Southern California: The Politics of Federal Flood Control in Los Angeles, 1935–1969

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Los Angeles River was a picture of hydraulic order in the 1960s, attributed to the involvement of the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps brought considerable technical expertise and badly needed ... More


Planters, Sawyers, and Snags: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the history of American river development through one of its major proponents, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers is one of the oldest agencies in the ... More


Rivers Into Waterways: Barging, Locks, and Dams

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how barging diminished the value of American rivers as a natural resource and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. America's experience with canals clearly ... More


Westway’s Second Chance

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/9780801451904.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines how governor Mario Cuomo and other Westway champions tried to short-circuit the regulatory process through two different strategic moves. While political investigations into the ... More


Black Water Rising: The Myth of Flood Control

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how flood control diminished the value of American rivers as a natural resource and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. The federal government warns that floods ... More


When They Blew the Levee

David Todd Lawrence and Elaine J. Lawless

in When They Blew the Levee: Race, Politics, and Community in Pinhook, Missouri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817730
eISBN:
9781496817778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817730.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, the authors analyze two narratives about the levee breach. One narrative comprises the official version of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an entity of the federal government, and ... More


10 Westway’s Second Chance

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/9780801451904.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines how governor Mario Cuomo and other Westway champions tried to short-circuit the regulatory process through two different strategic moves. While political investigations into ... 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


Hurricane Betsy of 1965: The Corps Fortifies New Orleans and Congress Insures Floodplain Residents

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter first describes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' efforts to prevent the Mississippi River from changing its course. With authorization from Congress in 1954, the Corps declared “We are ... More


13 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


The Cross-Examination

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/9780801451904.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter describes the critical cross-examination conducted by the opposition's lawyer, Mitchell Bernard, on the supporters' expert witness, scientist William Dovel. The trial was the focus of ... More


6 Hurricane Betsy of 1965: The Corps Fortifies New Orleans and Congress Insures Floodplain Residents

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter first describes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' efforts to prevent the Mississippi River from changing its course. With authorization from Congress in 1954, the Corps declared “We are ... More


12 The Cross-Examination

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/9780801451904.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter describes the critical cross-examination conducted by the opposition's lawyer, Mitchell Bernard, on the supporters' expert witness, scientist William Dovel. The trial was the focus of ... More


Hurricane Katrina of 2005: Revealing the Importance of Coastal Wetlands

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its aftermath. Katrina raged across a 93,000 square mile area with sustained winds of up to about 125 miles per hour. ... More


Family Ties

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter examines the unique set of challenges facing family-owned and operated black beach resorts in burgeoning coastal real estate markets in the mid-20th century South. It profiles the Freeman ... More


8 Hurricane Katrina of 2005: Revealing the Importance of Coastal Wetlands

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its aftermath. Katrina raged across a 93,000 square mile area with sustained winds of up to about 125 miles per hour. ... More


Income Tax Evasion, Medicare Fraud, Organized Crime, Environmental Disputes, and Bankruptcy

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter deals with income tax evasion, including beginning discussion of the high-profile Wesley Snipes prosecution. The chapter then turns to Medicare fraud prosecutions. The changing nature of ... More


Untangling the Causes of Sorting

in The Partisan Sort: How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives Became Republicans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473642
eISBN:
9780226473673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473673.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing on data from original randomized experiments, this chapter investigates the causal linkage between elite polarization and mass sorting. It examines cause-and-effect relationships by looking ... More


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