Snail Darter and the Dam How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River
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Description: Even today, thirty years after the legal battles to save the endangered snail darter, the little fish that blocked completion of a TVA dam is still invoked as an icon of leftist extremism and governmental foolishness. In this eye-opening book, the lawyer who with his students fought and won the Supreme Court case—known officially asTennessee Valley Authority v. Hill—tells the hidden story behind one of the nation’s most significant environmental law battles.The realities of the darter’s case, Plater asserts, have been consistently mischaracterized in politics and the media. This book offers a detailed account of the six-year crusade against a pork-barrel project that made no economic sense and was flawed from the start. In reality TVA’s project was designed for recreation and real estate development. And at the heart of the little group fighting the project in the courts and Congress were family farmers trying to save their homes and farms, most of which were to be resold in a corporate land development scheme. Plater’s gripping tale of citizens navigating the tangled corridors of national power stimulates important questions about our nation’s governance, and at last sets the snail darter’s record straight.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2013
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|Introduction: God Is Speaking, by Committee|
|Of Time, a River, and the Tennessee Valley Authority|
|At the Old Fort: The Start of a Small 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|
|Epilogue: A Few Years Later, on the CBS Evening Mews|