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The snail darter and the dam : how pork-barrel politics endangered a little fish and killed a river

Author: Zygmunt J B Plater
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
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Offers the untold story of a notorious environmental case and the citizen crusade that carried a little fish through Washington politics and the Supreme Court.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zygmunt J B Plater
ISBN: 9780300173246 0300173245
OCLC Number: 813392785
Description: xvi, 369 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
A few years later, on the CBS evening news.
Responsibility: Zygmunt J.B. Plater.

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"The story of the snail darter and the TVA is the Thermopylae in the history of America's conservation movement, and this book by Zygmunt Plater deserves to be the classic telling of it."-Edward O. Read more...

 
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Labrynth of porkbarrel in the American Democracy

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2015-04-21) Excellent Permalink

  This book is an intimate and enjoyable account of one of the hallmark cases of 1970s environmentalism. It is also a case study in how individuals within large organizations get those organizations to take action. It is also a look into the dynamics of political action in the United States in...
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