The Furbish Lousewort Is No Joke

Wheelwright, Jeff
May 1977
New Republic;5/14/77, Vol. 176 Issue 20, p9
Focuses on the cancellation of the Tellico Dam construction project of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) because of the furbish lousewort weed, a rare plant species protected by the Endangered Species Act in the U.S. Estimated number of louseworts that will be affected by the dam project; Plan of TVA to make an appeal to the court's decision; Adverse publicity generated by the TVA case; Environmentalists' concerns that the publicity could have a backlash against the Endangered Species Act.


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