The New York Times features Power on the Hudson by Robert Lifset in its article about a landmark case of ecology vs. energy production at Storm King Mountain.
Remembering Storm King | Lecture by Robert D. Lifset
In the time that I have I want to think about three questions.
First, why are we here? What precisely happened in the Hudson River valley in the 1960s and ‘70s? What was the nature of this environmental struggle?
Second, why did it happen? Why did this particular environmental struggle drag on for seventeen years? Why did the environmentalists prevail?
Third, why does any of this matter? Why should we care? What has been the impact of the struggle over Storm King Mountain? What is the meaning of this struggle?