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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.244) Epilogue

(p.244) Epilogue

If Westway Were Proposed Today?

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(p.244) Epilogue
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Fighting Westway
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William W. Buzbee

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.003.0016

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

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