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Embattled River: The Hudson and Modern American Environmentalism

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In Embattled River, David Schuyler describes the efforts to reverse the pollution and bleak future of the Hudson River that became evident in the 1950s. Through his investigative narrative, Schuyler uncovers the critical role of this iconic American waterway in the emergence of modern environmentalism in the United States.

Writing fifty-five years after Consolidated Edison

Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Cornell University Press
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Clare O'Beara
I'm impressed by the depth of this look at the Hudson and modern environmentalism. Beginning during the 1960s, this NE -US river was pointed out to be full of industrial filth and untreated human waste, from all that was poured into it by communities on its banks. Media of the day from New York Times to Sports Illustrated came together to resist new power plants, including pumped storage and nuclear power, and call for those plants sucking in fish eggs and fry with cooling water to be altered. W ...more
A scholarly, yet readable, volume about the Hudson River. The river helped spawn many environmental organizations particularly ones with the main mission with the Hudson. A few early actors also were important in other national organizations, one example is the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) which came out of the Storm King litigation. The various groups formed with primary goals to clean up the Hudson, and protect it from further industrialization, such as Nuclear Plants and other ele ...more
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