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In December of 1959, the powerful Port of New York Authority announced plans to construct a huge 10,000-acre “jetport” 26 miles west of New York City, in an area of New Jersey known as the Great Swamp. The events that followed became one of the most defining environmental confrontations of its time—a grassroots movement that started in a local high school and grew to historic proportions, a battle that took almost a decade, a President and an Act of Congress to stop. SAVING THE GREAT SWAMP: BATTLE TO DEFEAT THE JETPORT is a new one‐hour documentary by filmmaker Scott Morris, offering an in‐depth look at the people, politics and action behind the struggle.
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