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The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River

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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 as Tennessee 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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The untold story of a notorious environmental case and the citizen crusade that carried a little fish through Washington politics and the Supreme Court

Synopsis:

In a narrative that dispels widespread misperceptions about the environmental battle against the TVAs final dam project, a law professor and his students carry the notorious snail darter case through the corridors of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.

About the Author

Zygmunt J. B.  Plater is professor of law and director of the Land & Environmental Law Program at Boston College Law School. He chaired the State of Alaska Oil Spill Commission’s Legal Research Task Force, is lead author of an environmental law casebook, and has participated in numerous citizen environmental initiatives. He lives in Newton Highlands, MA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300173246
Subtitle:
How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River
Author:
Plater, Zygmunt J. B.
Author:
Plater, Zygmunt Jan Broel
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140930
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 b/w illus.
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

Business » Business Law
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Dams
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Law » Legal Guides and Reference
History and Social Science » World History » General

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In a narrative that dispels widespread misperceptions about the environmental battle against the TVAs final dam project, a law professor and his students carry the notorious snail darter case through the corridors of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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