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The Snail Darter, The Tellico Dam, and Sustainable Democracy Lessons for the Next President From a Classic Environmental Law Controversy


  • Zygmunt Plater

    (Boston College Law School)


This presentation was the product of an invitation to speak at a symposium for students and faculty from a variety of different non-law departments at the University of Tennessee, where in 1973 I had started what became a six-year legal campaign to divert the Tennessee Valley Authority from impounding the last flowing 33 miles of the Little Tennessee River behind TVA's Tellico Dam.

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  • Zygmunt Plater, "undated". "The Snail Darter, The Tellico Dam, and Sustainable Democracy Lessons for the Next President From a Classic Environmental Law Controversy," Boston College Law School Lectures and Presentations bc_bclslp-1004, Boston College Law School.
  • Handle: RePEc:bep:bclslp:bc_bclslp-1004

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    snail darter; Tellico Dam; Tennessee Valley Authority; Endangered Species Act; plater; zyg; zyg plater; zygmunt plater; zygmunt; snail; darter; tennessee; university of tennessee;

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