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Subject File, 1831-1997 (continued)
BOX 244-249 Hudson Tolls (Field M), 1955-1980
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, notes, motions, maps, legal research, and news clippings pertaining to a 1975 decision by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to raise tolls on bridges and tunnels. The subseries begins with Federal Highway Administration hearings and other material relating to a complaint in intervention filed by the Citizens for Clean Air in support of the toll increase despite opposition from other political and special interest groups. The remainder of the subseries focuses on the basis for the Citizens for Clean Air’s support including environmental and safety issues caused by the spread of highways and the increased use of automobiles. Specific topics include air pollution, highway safety, tolls, regional planning, traffic congestion, transportation funding, citizen organizations, and public commissions. Also included is a brief history of Robert Moses's pivotal role in shaping the New York highway system.
Arranged according to an inventory created by Hoppen. The subseries begins with material relating to the Citizens for Clean Air complaint and follows with an alphabetical file organized by topic or type of material.
BOX 244 Citizens for Clean Air, in re the Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, and Outerbridge crossing tolls, Federal Highway Administration
BOX 244 Complaint in intervention, 1976
(2 folders)
BOX 244 Hearing, 1976
(3 folders)
BOX 245 Hearing, 1976
(5 folders)
BOX 246 Hearing, 1976-1977
(2 folders)
BOX 246 Alphabetical file
BOX 246 Action for the City and Transportation '76 (ACT '76), 1976
BOX 246 Air pollution and health, 1967-1975
BOX 246 Citizens for Clean Air, 1975-1977
BOX 246 Congestion and congestion pricing, 1975-1976
BOX 246 Correspondence, 1976-1977
BOX 246 Delaware tolls, 1974-1975
BOX 246 Economics, automobile, 1975-1976
BOX 247 Federal interests, 1955-1975
BOX 247 Financing transportation, 1975-1976
BOX 247 Hudson tolls, New York, N.Y.
BOX 247 General, 1977
(3 folders)
BOX 247 Miscellaneous, 1974-1979
BOX 247 Kaplan Fund, 1976
BOX 248 Metropolitan Transportation Authority, annual report, 1974
BOX 248 Moses, Robert, undated
BOX 248 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut metropolitan region
BOX 248 Airports, 1976
BOX 248 Freight, 1976
BOX 248 Highways, 1975
BOX 248 Rails, 1974-1980
BOX 248 Water transportation, 1974-1976 See also Container OV 4, Maps
BOX 248 New York, N.Y., Transportation Policy and Programs, 1975
BOX 248 Notes and memoranda, 1975-1976
BOX 248 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 1974-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 248 Proximity planning, undated
BOX 248 Regional Plan Association, N.Y., 1976
BOX 248 Regional planning criteria, undated
BOX 248 Safety, 1966-1976
BOX 248 Societal cost accounting, 1970-1980
BOX 249 Subways, New York, N.Y., 1974-1975
BOX 249 Support of position, 1976
BOX 249 Traffic accident costs, 1976
BOX 249 Transportation system management, 1976
BOX 249 Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, 1971-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 249 Trucks, 1967-1976
BOX 249-253 National Priorities (Field N), 1965-1983
Organizational mailings, news clippings, flyers, programs, posters, notices, correspondence, memoranda, notes, statements, speeches, reports, petitions, legislation, lists, and newsletters principally relating to causes other than the environmental movement. Topics include civil rights, consumer protection, health care, housing, military spending, population planning, poverty, urban affairs, Vietnam War, and women’s rights, among other issues. A folder at the beginning of the subseries contains correspondence, memoranda, and notes by Hoppen advocating discussions between environmentalists and other activists on national priorities. Also included in the subseries is a statement of three broad principles titled “Social Triad” drafted by Hoppen to serve as the basis for discussion. Most of the subseries consists of organizational mailings and news clippings gathered by Hoppen as background on diverse social and political issues. The bulk of the material dates from 1969 to 1972.
Arranged according to an inventory created by Hoppen. Files are organized alphabetically by topic or type of material with miscellaneous articles and other material filed at the end.
BOX 249 General, 1968-1972
BOX 249 Packets of material, possibly for meetings, 1970-1971
BOX 249 Social Panel
BOX 249 General, 1966-1974 See also Container OV 3, Poster, Pit River Nation
(1 folder)
BOX 250 General, 1966-1974
(5 folders)
BOX 250 News clippings, 1967-1975
(2 folders)
BOX 251 News clippings, 1967-1975
(2 folders)
BOX 251 "Social Triad," statement of three broad principles, 1975
BOX 251 Telphone message, American Friends Service Committee, undated
BOX 251 Women's Panel, 1971
BOX 251 Miscellaneous articles and other material
BOX 251 General, 1967-1971
(6 folders)
BOX 252 General, 1972-1973, 1983
(3 folders)
BOX 252 Newspaper clippings, 1965-1971
(6 folders)
BOX 253 Newspaper clippings, 1971-1972
(6 folders)
BOX 254-294 Environmental Planning Lobby (Field O), 1898-1997
Files relating to environmental legislation, largely in New York during the 1970s. The subseries focuses in part on the work of the Environmental Planning Lobby, a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals founded in Albany in 1969. It also documents Hoppen’s leading role in drafting legislation both as a board member for the Environmental Planning Lobby and personal collaboration with New York assemblymen Herbert A. Posner and G. Oliver Koppell, various environmental and citizen groups, and volunteer legislative drafting groups composed largely of lawyers in New York. The subseries contains correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, speeches, statements, newsletters, press releases, photographs, maps, brochures, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter, as well as legislation at various drafting stages.

Featured in the subseries are drafts of three major bills: a Conservation Bill of Rights Act, intended as an omnibus bill to support the 1969 conservation bill of rights amendment to the state’s constitution; a Consumer and Public Protection Act; and a Mass Transit Act. Additional material on these bills can be found in the Regional Lunch series. Other legislation in this subseries covers the breadth of environmental law and is filed largely by topic, including citizen environmental lawsuits, energy, environmental impact reporting, historic preservation, land-use planning, open spaces, sludge disposal, New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act, taxes, and wetlands, among others.
Also included are files relating to the New York legislature, governor’s office, state agencies, and commissions. The subseries also contains material documenting support received by Jimmy Carter’s 1976 presidential campaign from Hoppen and New York’s environmental movement. Concluding the subseries are the files of Max Berking, lobbyist for the Environmental Planning Lobby. The Regional Lunch series contains other records from the Environmental Planning Lobby including correspondence, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, questionnaires, and voter guides.
Arranged according to an inventory created by Hoppen. The subseries begins with a general file, followed by a large alphabetical file organized by topic, type of material, or name of legislation, person, place, or government body or agency. Papers of lobbyist Max Berking and miscellaneous articles and other material are filed at the end of the subseries.
BOX 254 Legislative general file, 1963-1983
(2 folders)
BOX 254 Alphabetical file
BOX 254 Abrams, Robert, 1978-1981
BOX 254 Adirondack Mountains, N.Y., legislation, 1974-1981
(2 folders)
BOX 254 Air conditioners, legislation, 1977
Air pollution, legislation, 1971-1977
BOX 254 Airport planning, 1975
BOX 254 Appropriate technology, 1979-1980
BOX 254 Army Corps of Engineers, 1969-1970
BOX 254 Atomic and Space Development Agency, New York State, 1975
BOX 254 Authorities, public, 1968-1975
BOX 254 Automobile fuel consumption labeling, 1975
BOX 254 Balanced Transportation Act amendment, 1974-1976
BOX 255 Barge Canal, N.Y., 1939, 1969-1978
BOX 255 Bill drafting manuals, New York, 1968-1973
BOX 255 Billboards, 1977, 1991
BOX 255 Caputo, Bruce, 1977
BOX 255 Carter, Jimmy, 1976-1980
(3 folders)
BOX 255 Cary Arboretum, New York Botanical Garden, Millbrook, N.Y., 1975
BOX 255 Catskill Mountains, N.Y., legislation, 1971-1974
(1 folder)
BOX 256 Catskill Mountains, N.Y., legislation, 1975-1977
(7 folders)
BOX 257 Chlorofluorocarbons
BOX 257 Aerosols, legislation, 1975-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 257 Refrigerants, 1975
(2 folders)
BOX 257 Citizen environmental lawsuits, legislation
BOX 257 General, 1971-1983
BOX 257 Attorney general bill, 1974-1975
BOX 257 Bills, 1971-1975
BOX 257 Drafts and working papers, 1975
BOX 257 Governor's program bill, 1975
BOX 257 Legislation, 1975-1977
(2 folders)
BOX 257 Miscellaneous, 1975-1977
BOX 257 New York, 1974-1975
BOX 258 Notes and memoranda, 1975
BOX 258 Citizen lawsuit, Environmental Protection Act, Michigan, 1974-1975
BOX 258 Citizen taxpayer lawsuits
BOX 258 Legislation, 1975-1977
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