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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

Snail Darter Documents

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 ...


Joseph Sax, A Human Kaleidoscope, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Oct 2014

Joseph Sax, A Human Kaleidoscope, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Probably more than any other person most of us will ever have the opportunity of knowing, Joe Sax was kaleidoscopic in the way he projected his mind and lived his life as a scholar, teacher, and citizen seer. Shifting his analytical gaze from challenging context to challenging context, he repeatedly threw rich new patterns of perceptive light, thoughts broad and deep, onto a remarkable range of puzzles. Joe’s ability to think broadly and deeply influenced and reshaped the way that his students, friends, colleagues, and readers understood the intricacies, beauty, and challenges of the world around them. Others in ...


Human-Centered Environmental Values Versus Nature-Centric Environmental Values: Is This The Question?, Zygmunt J.B. Plater Apr 2014

Human-Centered Environmental Values Versus Nature-Centric Environmental Values: Is This The Question?, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

The challenging background context for much of the discussion and cogitation in the panels and pages of this conference is the unfortunate fact that environmental protection law in virtually all its manifestations is currently faring rather poorly in the public policy arenas of national government. From the public health hazards of residual substances in consumer goods and human breast milk to the mighty troubles of human-caused climate disruption, many of the most significant structures of societal governance are locked in political and financial dysfunctions and impasses. Given the conference’s goal to “explore more deeply the relationship between environmental protection ...


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

Snail Darter Documents

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 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

Snail Darter Documents

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

Snail Darter Documents

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.


Deep Dive: Greenhouse Implications Of Energy Policies Of International Financial Institutions, David A. Wirth Feb 2014

Deep Dive: Greenhouse Implications Of Energy Policies Of International Financial Institutions, David A. Wirth

Boston College Law School Lectures and Presentations

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