Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Fighting WestwayEnvironmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 18 September 2021

(p.244) Epilogue

(p.244) Epilogue

If Westway Were Proposed Today?

(p.244) Epilogue
Fighting Westway

William W. Buzbee

Cornell University Press

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 lessons Westway can offer regarding these. The chapter contends that while the context surrounding Westway's proposal and defeat no longer exists in current times, several elements illuminated by Westway's battles still remain. Westway's history provides insights into how such regulatory wars can be fought, but nothing in its tale confirms heroic expectations that citizens can alone always be there to protect the environment and check illegality. The chapter also provides further insights for future study.

Keywords:   Westway, regulatory wars, modern regulatory wars, Westway's history, Westway's lessons

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.