"Whose Sound is it? ... It's all of ours."
"Whose Sound is it?" Williams asks. "The ultimate answer - it's all of ours. It's the people of the state of Connecticut. It's the people of the state of New York. But in the broader sense, it belongs to the nation.
"It's a tonic for people. ... It's almost a spiritual experience. We're trying to hang onto something with a real quality to it. If you lose it, you can never really replace it."
Williams says Broadwater has become an emotional and cultural fight – the kind of fight that facts don't easily counter.
"I'm still scratching my head," he says. "I think they underestimated the passion involved here. ... It's about Long Island Sound, it is not just about Broadwater; it's not. It's about Long Island Sound, the direction it's going. It's how much can we put into it and the cumulative aspects of these installations."