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Things I Learned From A Very Small Fish (Tedxbeaconstreet Presentation), Zygmunt J.B. Plater Oct 2014

Things I Learned From A Very Small Fish (Tedxbeaconstreet Presentation), Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A notorious story about a small endangered fish that traveled far through the corridors of American government; also a parable about citizen action, a parable perhaps even more useful because it’s true.

Deemed “The Most Extreme Environmental Case Ever”, Zygmunt Plater and a team students in Tennessee used the endangered little “snail darter” fish to help several hundred family farmers and fishermen block a pork-barrel dam that was going to destroy far more—in economic and ecological term—than it ever could produce. A ...


Chapter 10: Our Citizen Briefing Points To The God Committee Staff, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Feb 2014

Chapter 10: Our Citizen Briefing Points To The God Committee Staff, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Notes compiled in preparation for Zygmunt Plater's testimony before the "God Committee" - the Endangered Species Committee of the U.S. Department of the Interior - on January 23, 1979.

Manuscript section from The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Fish and Killed a River. Represents a portion of the original manuscript edited out when the text was condensed for publication.


Chapter 11: The Duncan-Baker Rider Amendmenton The 1980 Water Projects Appropriations Bill, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Feb 2014

Chapter 11: The Duncan-Baker Rider Amendmenton The 1980 Water Projects Appropriations Bill, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Text of the amendment offered by Congressman John Duncan, Sr. to the 1980 Water Appropriations Bill, which authorized the completion of the Tellico Dam and Reservoir project despite the Supreme Court's finding that the project was in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Manuscript section from The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Fish and Killed a River. Represents a portion of the original manuscript edited out when the text was condensed for publication.


Chapter 11: The First Defeat Of The Override Attempt—In The Senate Committee On Envt&Public Works, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Feb 2014

Chapter 11: The First Defeat Of The Override Attempt—In The Senate Committee On Envt&Public Works, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Text of the amendment offered by Congressman John Duncan, Sr. to the 1980 Water Appropriations Bill, which authorized the completion of the Tellico Dam and Reservoir project despite the Supreme Court's finding that the project was in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Manuscript section from The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Fish and Killed a River. Represents a portion of the original manuscript edited out when the text was condensed for publication.


Annotated Timeline Of Tva V. Hill And Related Events, Zygmunt J.B. Plater May 2013

Annotated Timeline Of Tva V. Hill And Related Events, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Annotated timeline of TVA v. Hill and related events, created by Zygmunt B. Plater in Microsoft Excel. Derivative files are available in PDF and CSV formats.


Setting It Straight: A Thirtieth Anniversary Gathering ... In Memory Of The Little Tennessee River And Its Valley, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Nov 2009

Setting It Straight: A Thirtieth Anniversary Gathering ... In Memory Of The Little Tennessee River And Its Valley, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Distributed at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the completing of the Tellico River Dam. The event is described as "A Reunion of Tellico Dam Resisters: farmers & landowners, sportsmen, the Eastern Band of Cherokees, & conservationts," held in Vonore, TN on November 14, 2009.


Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Required Statement For Rehearing En Banc, Robert M. Stivers Jr., Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Kurt V. Blue Dog, Ben Oshel Bridgers, Ellen Leitzer, Susan Tomita Apr 1980

Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Required Statement For Rehearing En Banc, Robert M. Stivers Jr., Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Kurt V. Blue Dog, Ben Oshel Bridgers, Ellen Leitzer, Susan Tomita

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Petition for rehearing and suggestion for rehearing en banc under rules 35(B) and 40 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, submitted by Cherokee groups as part of their lawsuit to prevent the completion of the Tellico Project.


Federal Appellate Court Decision In Sequoyah V. Tva, No. 79-1633, Pierce Lively, Gilbert S. Merritt Jr. Apr 1980

Federal Appellate Court Decision In Sequoyah V. Tva, No. 79-1633, Pierce Lively, Gilbert S. Merritt Jr.

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Federal Appellate Court Decision in the Case of Ammoneta Sequoyah, Richard Crowe, Gilliam Jackson, Individually and representing other Cherokee Indians similarly situated; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Ketooah Band of Cherokee Indians, Appellants, v. Tennessee Valley Authority, Appellee. The opinion upholds the lower court's decision to issue summary judgment in favor of the defendants, allowing construction to go forward on the Tellico Dam project. The opinion was written by Pierce Lively, with a dissent by Gilbert S. Merrit Jr. This decision was published in West's Federal Reporter at 620 F.2d 1159 (1980).


Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Appellants Reply Brief, Ben Oshel Bridgers, Robert M. Stivers Jr., Walter Echo-Hawk, Kurt Blue Dog, Ellen Leitzer, Susan Tomita Jan 1980

Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Appellants Reply Brief, Ben Oshel Bridgers, Robert M. Stivers Jr., Walter Echo-Hawk, Kurt Blue Dog, Ellen Leitzer, Susan Tomita

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Appellants reply brief brought by Native American groups in their suit to stop the Tennessee Valley Authority's Tellico Project.


Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Affidavit Of Dr. Ernest F. Brater, Ernest F. Brater Jan 1980

Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Affidavit Of Dr. Ernest F. Brater, Ernest F. Brater

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Affidavit of Dr. Ernest F. Brater, professor of hydraulic engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan, based on a previous affidavit submitted by the Tennessee Valley Authority in Sequoyah v. TVA, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633. Dr. Brater gives his own interpretation of the technical information contained in the previous affidavit.


Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Brief Of Defendant-Appellee Tennessee Valley Authority, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Justin M. Schwamm Sr., James E. Fox, Michael R. Mcelroy Dec 1979

Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Brief Of Defendant-Appellee Tennessee Valley Authority, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Justin M. Schwamm Sr., James E. Fox, Michael R. Mcelroy

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The Tennessee Valley Authority's brief in the appeal of the case of Sequoyah v. TVA. Documents relevant to the case, including an affidavit by Ross O. Swimmer, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, are appended to the brief.


Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Motion For Leave To Appear And To File Memorandum As Amici Curiae, David H. Getches, Bertram E. Hirsch, Jon Van Dyke Dec 1979

Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Motion For Leave To Appear And To File Memorandum As Amici Curiae, David H. Getches, Bertram E. Hirsch, Jon Van Dyke

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Motion to submit amicus brief filed by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Zuni Tribe, Americans for Indian Opportunity, North American Indian Museum Association and Hui Malama Aina O'Koolau in support of the Cherokee groups suing to prevent competition of the Tellico Project.


Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Amici Curiae Memorandum Of Points And Authorities In Support Of Appellants’ Motion For Injunction Pending Appeal, David H. Getches, Bertram E. Hirsch, Jon Van Dyke Dec 1979

Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Amici Curiae Memorandum Of Points And Authorities In Support Of Appellants’ Motion For Injunction Pending Appeal, David H. Getches, Bertram E. Hirsch, Jon Van Dyke

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Amicus brief filed by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Zuni Tribe, Americans for Indian Opportunity, North American Indian Museum Association and Hui Malama Aina O'Koolau in support of the Cherokee groups suing to prevent competition of the Tellico Project.


Federal District Court Decision In Sequoyah V. Tennessee Valley Authority, Civ. No. 3-79-418, Robert L. Taylor Nov 1979

Federal District Court Decision In Sequoyah V. Tennessee Valley Authority, Civ. No. 3-79-418, Robert L. Taylor

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Federal District Court decision in the case of Ammoneta Sequoyah, Richard Crowe, Gilliam Jackson, Individually and Representing Other Cherokees similarly situated, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and The United Ketooah Band of Cherokee Indians v. Tennessee Valley Authority. The decision grants TVA's motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' claim and allows the construction of the Tellico Dam to go forward. This case was published in West's Federal Supplement at 480 F.Supp. 608 (1979).


Sequoyah V. Tva, Usdc Northern District Of Tn, Docket No. 3-79-418: Plaintiffs’ Response To Defendant’S Motion To Dismiss, Or In The Alternative For Summary Judgment, Ben Oshel Bridgers, Robert M. Stivers Jr., Walter Echo-Hawk, Kurt Blue Dog, Ellen Leitzer Oct 1979

Sequoyah V. Tva, Usdc Northern District Of Tn, Docket No. 3-79-418: Plaintiffs’ Response To Defendant’S Motion To Dismiss, Or In The Alternative For Summary Judgment, Ben Oshel Bridgers, Robert M. Stivers Jr., Walter Echo-Hawk, Kurt Blue Dog, Ellen Leitzer

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Response to an earlier brief by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Includes affidavits by John A. Crowe, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Jonathan Taylor of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.


Motion To Vacate And/Or To Reconsider Order And For A Rehearing & Affidavit Of Counsel & Brief In Support Of Motion To Vacate And/Or Reconsider Order For A Rehearing, Including Exhibits, Tva V. Hill Et Al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty, Peter Alliman Jul 1979

Motion To Vacate And/Or To Reconsider Order And For A Rehearing & Affidavit Of Counsel & Brief In Support Of Motion To Vacate And/Or Reconsider Order For A Rehearing, Including Exhibits, Tva V. Hill Et Al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty, Peter Alliman

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The plaintiffs' motion to vacate and/or to reconsider an order and for a rehearing, with an affidavit of counsel and a brief in support of a motion to vacate and/or reconsider an order for a rehearing, with exhibits, in the case of TVA v. Hill et al, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Northern Division.


Denial Of Claim For Legal Fees, Tva V. Hill, Robert L. Taylor Jul 1979

Denial Of Claim For Legal Fees, Tva V. Hill, Robert L. Taylor

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Judge Robert L. Taylor's decision to deny legal fees to the plaintiffs in TVA v. Hill, Civ. No. 3-76-48


Supplemental Brief In Support Of Motion For Recovery Of Expert Witness Fees And Plaintiff Attorney Fees, Tva V. Hill Et Al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty, Peter Alliman Jun 1979

Supplemental Brief In Support Of Motion For Recovery Of Expert Witness Fees And Plaintiff Attorney Fees, Tva V. Hill Et Al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty, Peter Alliman

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Supplemental brief signed by the attorneys for the plaintiffs in support of a motion for the recovery of expert witness fees and plaintiff attorney fees, TVA v. Hill et al in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Northern Division.


Proceedings Of The Endangered Species Committee, United States Department Of The Interior, United States. Dept. Of The Interior Jan 1979

Proceedings Of The Endangered Species Committee, United States Department Of The Interior, United States. Dept. Of The Interior

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No abstract provided.


Application For Exemption For Tellico Dam And Reservoir Project, United States. Endangered Species Committee Jan 1979

Application For Exemption For Tellico Dam And Reservoir Project, United States. Endangered Species Committee

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This document outlines the decision reached by the Endangered Species Committee concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority's request for an exemption from the requirements of the endangered species act as it would have affected the Tellico Project. The committee chose to deny the exemption request, and the document outlines the basis for that decision.


Tellico Dam And Reservoir: Staff Report To The Endangered Species Committee, Robert K. Davis Jan 1979

Tellico Dam And Reservoir: Staff Report To The Endangered Species Committee, Robert K. Davis

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Report created by the staff of the congressional Endangered Species Committee to inform that committee on the issues surrounding the Tennessee Valley Authority's Tellico Project and its potential impact on the endangered snail darter.


Sequoyah V. Tva, Usdc Northern District Of Tn, Docket No. 3-79-418: Tva’S Brief In Support Of Its Motion To Dismiss, Or, For Summary Judgment, And In Opposition To Plaintiffs’’ Motion For Restraining Order Or Preliminary Injunction, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Justin M. Schwamm Sr., James E. Fox, Michael R. Mcelroy Jan 1979

Sequoyah V. Tva, Usdc Northern District Of Tn, Docket No. 3-79-418: Tva’S Brief In Support Of Its Motion To Dismiss, Or, For Summary Judgment, And In Opposition To Plaintiffs’’ Motion For Restraining Order Or Preliminary Injunction, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Justin M. Schwamm Sr., James E. Fox, Michael R. Mcelroy

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Brief prepared by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the suit brought by Native American groups seeking an injunction on the Tellico Project. The brief is followed by extensive appendices, including sections of TVA annual reports, and affidavits by John E. Linn, Title Attorney, Tennessee Valley Authority, Ross O. Swimmer, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and Edward H. Lessne, Director of the Division of Water Resources in the Office of Natural Resources of the Tennessee Valley Authority.


Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Motion For Leave To Appear And To File Memorandum As Amici Curiae, Bruce J. Ennis, Nancy Stearns Jan 1979

Sequoyah V. Tva, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Motion For Leave To Appear And To File Memorandum As Amici Curiae, Bruce J. Ennis, Nancy Stearns

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Amicus brief filed by the National Council of Churches of Christ in USA, the American Baptist Churches USA, the United Presbyterian Church in the USA, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights in support of the Cherokee groups suing to prevent competition of the Tellico Project.


Joint Resolution, American Indian Religious Freedom, United States. Congress Aug 1978

Joint Resolution, American Indian Religious Freedom, United States. Congress

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Public Law 95-341, passed by the 95th Congress, establishing a policy of protection and preservation for traditional American Indian religious practices. This law was referenced by Cherokee groups attempting to prevent the completion of the Tellico Project.


Transcript And Audio Recording Of Tva V. Hill Opinion Announcement, Supreme Court Of The United States Jun 1978

Transcript And Audio Recording Of Tva V. Hill Opinion Announcement, Supreme Court Of The United States

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Transcription of the Supreme Court's decision announcement for the TVA vs. Hill case. For audio recordings of the oral arguments and decision announcement related to this case, see the Oyez Project at IIT Chicago Kent College of Law.


U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Tennessee Valley Authority V. Hill Et Al., No. 76-1701, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell Jr., William H. Rehnquist Jun 1978

U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Tennessee Valley Authority V. Hill Et Al., No. 76-1701, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell Jr., William H. Rehnquist

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U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of TVA v. Hill. The court's opinion, written by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, orders the TVA to cease construction on the Tellico Dam. The decision includes dissenting opinions authored by Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and William H. Rehnquist. The opinion was published in West's Supreme Court Reporter at 437 U.S. 153 (1978).


Tennessee Valley Authority’S Response To Plaintiffs' Motion For Costs And Attorneys’ Fees, Tva V. Hill Et Al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner Iii, Thomas A. Pedersen, Nicholas A. Della Volpe Jun 1978

Tennessee Valley Authority’S Response To Plaintiffs' Motion For Costs And Attorneys’ Fees, Tva V. Hill Et Al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner Iii, Thomas A. Pedersen, Nicholas A. Della Volpe

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TVA’s response to the plaintiffs' motion for costs and attorneys’ fees in the case of TVA v. Hill et al in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Northern Division.


Supreme Court Of The United States Affirmation, Tva V. Hill Et Al, No. 76-1701, Supreme Court Of The United States Jun 1978

Supreme Court Of The United States Affirmation, Tva V. Hill Et Al, No. 76-1701, Supreme Court Of The United States

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Supreme Court of the United States affirmation of the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of TVA v. Hill et al.


Transcript And Audio Recording Of Tva V. Hill Oral Arguments, Supreme Court Of The United States Apr 1978

Transcript And Audio Recording Of Tva V. Hill Oral Arguments, Supreme Court Of The United States

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Transcription of oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the TVA vs. Hill case. For audio recordings of the oral arguments and decision announcement related to this case, see the Oyez Project at IIT Chicago Kent College of Law.


Motion For Leave To Argue As Amicus Curiae, Tva V. Hill, No. 76-1701, Ronald A. Zumbrun, Raymond M. Momboisse, Robert K. Best, Albert Ferri Jr., Donald C. Simpson, W. Hugh O'Riordan Apr 1978

Motion For Leave To Argue As Amicus Curiae, Tva V. Hill, No. 76-1701, Ronald A. Zumbrun, Raymond M. Momboisse, Robert K. Best, Albert Ferri Jr., Donald C. Simpson, W. Hugh O'Riordan

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Brief submitted by the Pacific Legal Foundation requesting permission to participate in oral arguments as amicus curiae in Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hiram G. Hill Jr., et al., heard by the United States Supreme Court in the October Term of 1977.