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Author Plater, Zygmunt J. B., 1943-

Title The snail darter and the dam : how pork-barrel politics endangered a little fish and killed a river / Zygmunt J.B. Plater.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]


 Law Stacks  GE180 .P53 2013    NOT CHECKD OUT
Description xvi, 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-359) and index.
Contents God is speaking, by committee -- Of time, a river, and the Tennessee Valley Authority -- At the old fort : the start of a crusade for a little fish -- Pushing the snail darter onto the endangered species list -- Trial and tribulation in TVA's home court -- An appeal for justice as bulldozers roll -- The snail darter goes to Washington -- Endangered, on the banks of the Potomac -- The snail darter gets its Congressional hearings -- The highest court? -- Another trial and vindication, in the God tribunal -- 140 days of a slow-ticking clock, ending in 42 seconds -- A phone call from Air Force One -- A few years later, on the CBS evening news.
Subject Environmental policy -- United States.
Percina tanasi -- Law and legislation.
Endangered species -- Government policy -- United States.
Endangered species -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Rare fishes -- Government policy -- United States.
Tennessee Valley Authority.
Tellico Dam (Tenn.)
United States. Endangered Species Act of 1973.
United States. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
ISBN 9780300173246 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0300173245 (hardcover : alk. paper)