Federal Giants Clash Over 7½cm Perch

Leeper, E. M.
August 1975
BioScience;Aug1975, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p487
Academic Journal
The article discusses the official battle between two U.S. federal departments, the Department of Interior and the Tennessee Valley Authority over the $100m Tellico Dam Project, which is said to endanger the snail darter fish. The 21 km stretch of the Little Tennessee River in Tennessee, is the fish's habitat, which will be destroyed by the dam's construction. The Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior has published a proposed rulemaking in the 17 June Federal Register to list the snail darter as an endangered species. It is stated that once the fish is on the endangered species list, it will enjoy the protection of a powerful piece of legislation. The issue is stated to possibly wind up in court with a suit brought by interested wildlife protection group of citizens.


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