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The Resource Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism, Robert D. Lifset, (electronic resource)

Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism, Robert D. Lifset, (electronic resource)

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Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism
Title
Power on the Hudson
Title remainder
Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism
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Robert D. Lifset
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The beauty of the Hudson River Valley was a legendary subject for artists during the nineteenth century. They portrayed its bucolic settings and humans in harmony with nature as the physical manifestation of God's work on earth. More than a hundred years later, those sentiments would be tested as never before. In the fall of 1962, Consolidated Edison of New York, the nation's largest utility company, announced plans for the construction of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant at Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River, forty miles north of New York City. Over the next eighteen years, their struggle against environmentalists would culminate in the abandonment of the project. Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of this monumental event in environmental history, when a small group of concerned local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production. He follows the progress of this struggle, as Con Ed won approvals and permits early on, but later lost ground to environmentalists who were able to raise questions about the potential damage to the habitat of Hudson River striped bass. Lifset uses the struggle over Storm King to examine how environmentalism changed during the 1960s and 1970s. He also views the financial challenges and increasingly frequent blackouts faced by Con Ed, along with the pressure to produce ever-larger quantities of energy. As Lifset demonstrates, the environmental cause was greatly empowered by the fact that through this struggle, for the first time, environmentalists were able to gain access to the federal courts. The environmental cause was also greatly advanced by adopting scientific evidence of ecological change, combined with mounting public awareness of the environmental consequences of energy production and consumption. These became major factors supporting the case against Con Ed, spawning a range of new local, regional, and national environmental organizations and bequeathing to the Hudson River Valley a vigilant and intense environmental awareness. A new balance of power emerged, and energy companies would now be held to higher standards that protected the environment"--
  • "Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of a major event in environmental history--when a small group of local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production and challenged the construction of the Storm King pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River in the 1960s"--
  • "The beauty of the Hudson River Valley was a legendary subject for artists during the nineteenth century. They portrayed its bucolic settings and humans in harmony with nature as the physical manifestation of God's work on earth. More than a hundred years later, those sentiments would be tested as never before. In the fall of 1962, Consolidated Edison of New York, the nation's largest utility company, announced plans for the construction of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant at Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River, forty miles north of New York City. Over the next eighteen years, their struggle against environmentalists would culminate in the abandonment of the project. Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of this monumental event in environmental history, when a small group of concerned local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production. He follows the progress of this struggle, as Con Ed won approvals and permits early on, but later lost ground to environmentalists who were able to raise questions about the potential damage to the habitat of Hudson River striped bass. Lifset uses the struggle over Storm King to examine how environmentalism changed during the 1960s and 1970s. He also views the financial challenges and increasingly frequent blackouts faced by Con Ed, along with the pressure to produce ever-larger quantities of energy. As Lifset demonstrates, the environmental cause was greatly empowered by the fact that through this struggle, for the first time, environmentalists were able to gain access to the federal courts. The environmental cause was also greatly advanced by adopting scientific evidence of ecological change, combined with mounting public awareness of the environmental consequences of energy production and consumption. These became major factors supporting the case against Con Ed, spawning a range of new local, regional, and national environmental organizations and bequeathing to the Hudson River Valley a vigilant and intense environmental awareness. A new balance of power emerged, and energy companies would now be held to higher standards that protected the environment"--
  • "Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of a major event in environmental history--when a small group of local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production and challenged the construction of the Storm King pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River in the 1960s"--
  • "The beauty of the Hudson River Valley was a legendary subject for artists during the nineteenth century. They portrayed its bucolic settings and humans in harmony with nature as the physical manifestation of God's work on earth. More than a hundred years later, those sentiments would be tested as never before. In the fall of 1962, Consolidated Edison of New York, the nation's largest utility company, announced plans for the construction of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant at Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River, forty miles north of New York City. Over the next eighteen years, their struggle against environmentalists would culminate in the abandonment of the project. Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of this monumental event in environmental history, when a small group of concerned local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production. He follows the progress of this struggle, as Con Ed won approvals and permits early on, but later lost ground to environmentalists who were able to raise questions about the potential damage to the habitat of Hudson River striped bass. Lifset uses the struggle over Storm King to examine how environmentalism changed during the 1960s and 1970s. He also views the financial challenges and increasingly frequent blackouts faced by Con Ed, along with the pressure to produce ever-larger quantities of energy. As Lifset demonstrates, the environmental cause was greatly empowered by the fact that through this struggle, for the first time, environmentalists were able to gain access to the federal courts. The environmental cause was also greatly advanced by adopting scientific evidence of ecological change, combined with mounting public awareness of the environmental consequences of energy production and consumption. These became major factors supporting the case against Con Ed, spawning a range of new local, regional, and national environmental organizations and bequeathing to the Hudson River Valley a vigilant and intense environmental awareness. A new balance of power emerged, and energy companies would now be held to higher standards that protected the environment"--
  • "Robert D. Lifset offers an original case history of a major event in environmental history--when a small group of local residents initiated a landmark case of ecology versus energy production and challenged the construction of the Storm King pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River in the 1960s"--
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lifset, Robert
Dewey number
333.91/4
LC call number
HD9685.U7
LC item number
C7646 2014
Series statement
History of the urban environment
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc
  • Hydroelectric power-plants
  • Hydroelectric power-plants
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmentalism
  • Storm King Mountain (N.Y.)
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
  • SCIENCE / Energy
Label
Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism, Robert D. Lifset, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001293667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 309 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780822963059
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014023325
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001293667
Label
Power on the Hudson : Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism, Robert D. Lifset, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001293667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 309 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780822963059
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014023325
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001293667

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