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Fighting WestwayEnvironmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City$
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William W. Buzbee

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451904

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.001.0001

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(p.123) 10 Westway’s Second Chance

(p.123) 10 Westway’s Second Chance

(p.123) 10 Westway’s Second Chance
Fighting Westway

William W. Buzbee

Cornell University Press

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 earlier Westway debacles proceeded, Westway's supporters remained in a remand process, which nevertheless risked the project's momentum—if not outright defeat—thus prompting Westway supporters to initiate two end-run gambits which resulted in a short-term advantage but quickly put Westway into further jeopardy. The first and most powerful of these strategic end runs was a federal legislative subterfuge reportedly instigated by Governor Cuomo himself. The second Cuomo strategic effort to sidestep judicial and regulatory hurdles to Westway involved circumventing the usual sequence for Army Corps of Engineers decision making.

Keywords:   regulatory process, remand process, Mario Cuomo, strategic end runs, Army Corps of Engineers, end-run gambits, cutting corners

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