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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 ...


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

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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

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.