By Miriam D. Silverman
While the St. Lawrence Cement corporation proposed construction an immense coal-powered cement plant close to the banks of the Hudson River within the city of Greenport, long island, in 1999 it ignited an issue that ruled the dialogue of group improvement within the complete Hudson Valley zone. preventing the Plant is an engaging and exact chronicle of the way the suggestion fired the passions of many neighborhood voters, spawned the production of various activist teams, and over the following numerous years unfold to develop into a raging dispute through the Northeast. Miriam D. Silverman offers a radical and balanced exploration of the positions of each side of this hugely polarized dispute, whereas while locations the debate inside of a better old and nearby context. For somebody drawn to group organizing, the potentials and problems of recent grassroots environmentalism, and, eventually, the way forward for the environmental circulate, Silverman emphasizes the importance of the choice by means of St. Lawrence Cement to withdraw its software in 2005.
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