This westway history illuminates how high stakes regulatory battles are fought the strategies and power of americas 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 . The successful effort by jane jacobs and other activists to thwart the construction of the lower manhattan expressway in the early 1960s has secured a prominent. 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 manhattans lower west side the most expensive highway project ever proposed westway also provoked one of the highest stakes legal . Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Fighting westway environmental law citizen activism and the regulatory war that transformed new york city william w buzbee format book published ithaca new york cornell university press 2014 c2014 description xviii 292 pages illustrations 24 cm notes
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