The Snail Darter Case: TVA versus the Endangered Species Act / Edition 1

The Snail Darter Case: TVA versus the Endangered Species Act / Edition 1

by Kenneth M. Murchison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700615059

ISBN-13: 9780700615056

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

With the discovery of a tiny fish in a soon-to-be-flooded stretch of the Little Tennessee River, construction on a dam that had already cost taxpayers {dollar}100 million came crashing to a halt. Thanks to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the snail darter was instantly transformed into both an icon for species preservation and a despised symbol of the environmental…  See more details below

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With the discovery of a tiny fish in a soon-to-be-flooded stretch of the Little Tennessee River, construction on a dam that had already cost taxpayers {dollar}100 million came crashing to a halt. Thanks to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the snail darter was instantly transformed into both an icon for species preservation and a despised symbol of the environmental movement's alleged excesses. The intense legal battle that ensued over its fate was contested all the way to the Supreme Court. The 1978 decision in TVA v. Hill, the Court's first decision interpreting the Endangered Species Act, remains one of the most instructive cases in American environmental law.

About the Author:
Kenneth M. Murchison is Professor of Law at Louisiana State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700615056
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents


Editors' Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: The Supreme Court Decision     1
The TVA and the Tellico Dam     7
New Environmental Protections     23
The NEPA Litigation     50
The Discovery of the Snail Darter     80
Battle before the Supreme Court     108
Completion of the Dam     141
The Snail Darter and the Tellico Dam: A Complicated Legacy     170
Chronology     199
Bibliographic Essay     209
Index     210

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