This page contains documents from the Darter and the Dam collection, telling the story of the controversy over the construction of the Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River. These materials document the administrative, judicial, and legislative processes that led to the construction of the dam, despite concerns about its impact on the local environment, the endangered snail darter, and significant Cherokee religious and historic site in the area.

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Administrative Agency Documents

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Proceedings of the Endangered Species Committee, United States Department of the Interior, United States. Dept. of the Interior

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The Tennesseee Valley Authority's Tellico Dam Project: Costs, Alternatives, and Benefits, United States. General Accounting Office

Archival Materials

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Annotated Timeline of TVA v. Hill and Related Events, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Application for Exemption for Tellico Dam and Reservoir Project, United States. Endangered Species Committee

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Attack on American Free Enterprise System, Lewis F. Powell Jr.

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BackStory Web Extra: Snail Darters, Pork, and Presidents, BackStory

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Bond for Costs on Appeal, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Hiram G. Hill Jr., Zygmunt J.B. Plater, and Donald S. Cohen

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Brief Amicus Curiae of Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Michael J. Bean and William A. Butler

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Brief for the Petitioner, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Daniel M. Friedman, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Stephen R. Barnett, Richard A. Allen, Charles A. Wagner III, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Nicholas A. Della Volpe

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Brief for the Respondents, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Zygmunt J.B. Plater, W.P. Boone Dougherty, and Donald S. Cohen

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Brief in Opposition to Petition for Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701 , Zygmunt J.B. Plater and W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Brief of Defendant - Appellees in Environmental Defense Fund v. TVA, No. 73-8174, Robert H. Marquis, Beauchamp E. Brogan, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Beverley S. Burbage

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Brief of Amicus Curiae, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Support of Respondents, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701 , Ben Oshel Bridgers

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Brief of Monroe County, Town of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Town of Madisonville, Tennessee, Town of Vonore, Tennessee, City of Sweetwater, Tennessee, The Little Tennessee River Port Authority, Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, and Tellico Area Services System, amici curiae on behalf of Petitioner, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Robert J. Pennington

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Brief of Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., as Amicus Curiae in opposition to Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Thomas B. Stoel Jr. and Suedeen M. Gibbons

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Brief of Plaintiffs - Appellants in Environmental Defense Fund v. TVA, No. 73-8174, James Tripp, Lawrence R. Reno, Jon T. Brown, Wallace L. Duncan, and Fredrick D. Palmer

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Brief of Plaintiffs in Support of Motion for Temporary Injunction and in Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss, TVA v. Hill et al, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Brief of Tennessee Valley Authority in Support of Motion to Dismiss and in Opposition to Motion for Injunction, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-71-48, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner III, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Lawrence E. Shearer

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

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

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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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Complaint for Injunctive Relief submitted by Plaintiffs' Attorney, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner III, and Thomas A. Pedersen

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Designation by Appellants of Transcript for Appeal, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Environmental statement, Tellico project, Tennessee Valley Authority

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Exceptions to Pretrial Order on Behalf of Plaintiffs, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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

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Judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, TVA v. Hill et al, No. 76-2116, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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Lessons Learned From & Since TVA v. Hill at the 2013 Animal Law Review Symposium, Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Letter from Governor Winfield Dunn of Tennessee to Aubrey J. Wagner, Chairman of the Board, Tennessee Valley Authority, Winfield Dunn

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Letter from Tennessee Valley Authority Chairman Aubrey J. Wagner to Winfield Dunn, Governor of Tennessee, Aubrey J. Wagner

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Letter of Agreement between Plaintiffs and Defendants & Proposed Order, TVA v. Hill et al, No. 76-2116, Herbert S. Sanger and W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Motion by Southeastern Legal Foundation for Leave to File a Brief of Amicus Curiae and Brief of Amicus Curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Ben B. Blackburn, Wayne T. Elliott, and Allen R. Hirons

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Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal From Order Denying Injunction & Brief in Support of Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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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, and W. Hugh O'Riordan

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Motion for Leave to File and Brief of East Tennessee Valley Landowner's Association, Amicus Curiae, on behalf of Respondents, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Howell H. Sherrod Jr., Polly A. Peterson, and Robert C. Langston

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Motion for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae, Pacific Legal Foundation in Support of Petitioner Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Ronald A. Zumbrun, Raymond M. Momboisse, Robert K. Best, Albert Ferri Jr., Donald C. Simpson, and W. Hugh O'Riordan

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Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amicus Curiae, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701 , Ben Oshel Bridgers

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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 and Peter Alliman

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Objection to Motion for Leave to File Brief Amicus Curiae, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Zygmunt J.B. Plater and W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Opinion As Rendered From the Bench, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Federal District Court, Robert L. Taylor

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Order & Memorandum Denying Motion for Permanent Injunction & Dismissing Action, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Robert L. Taylor

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Order & Opinion as Rendered from the Bench Denying Preliminary Injunction and Denying TVA’s Motion to Dismiss, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Robert L. Taylor

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Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701, Daniel M. Friedman, Herbert S. Sanger, Richard A. Allen, Charles A. Wagner, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Nicholas A. Della Volpe

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Post-Trial Brief of Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner III, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Nicholas A. Della Volpe

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Post-Trial Brief on Behalf of Plaintiffs, Hiram G. Hill, Jr., Zygmunt J.B. Plater, Donald S. Cohen, Audubon Council of Tennessee, and Association of Southeastern Biologists, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Reply Brief for the Petitioner, TVA v. Hill, No. 76-1701 , Daniel M. Friedman, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner III, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Nicholas A. Della Volpe

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Reply Brief on Behalf of Plaintiffs, Hiram G. Hill, Jr., Zygmunt J.B. Plater, Donald S. Cohen, The Audubon Council of Tennessee, Inc. and The Association of Southeastern Biologists with Notice of Appeal, Bond for Costs on Appeal, Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal from Order Denying Injunction, and Brief in Support of Same, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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Sequoyah v. TVA, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Affidavit of Dr. Ernest F. Brater, Ernest F. Brater

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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, and Jon Van Dyke

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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, and Susan Tomita

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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, and Michael R. McElroy

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Sequoyah v. TVA, 6th Circuit, Docket No. 79-1633: Motion for Leave to Appear and to File Memorandum as Amici Curiae, Bruce J. Ennis and Nancy Stearns

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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, and Jon Van Dyke

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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, and Susan Tomita

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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, and Ellen Leitzer

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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, and Michael R. McElroy

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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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Stipulation of Facts, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Thomas A. Pedersen and W.P. Boone Dougherty

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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 and Peter Alliman

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Supplement to Trial Brief on Behalf of Plaintiffs, Hiram G. Hill, Jr., et al., Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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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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Tellico Dam and Reservoir: Staff Report to the Endangered Species Committee, Robert K. Davis

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 1, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 2, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 2a, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 2b, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 3c, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 4a, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 4b, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 5a, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 5b, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 6a, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 6c, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 6d, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion Video 6f, Tellico Dam Resisters' Reunion

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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, and Nicholas A. Della Volpe

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The Departed: Extinction in America, BackStory

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The Snail Darter and the Dam, Radio Boston

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The Tellico Project on the Little Tennessee River., Tennessee Valley Authority. Division of Water Control Planning.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority's Tellico Dam Project: Costs, Alternatives, and Benefits, United States. General Accounting Office.

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The U.S. House of Representatives Approves Amendment Requiring the Completion of the Tellico River Dam, June 18,1979, C-SPAN

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Things I learned from a very small fish (TEDxBeaconStreet presentation), Zygmunt J.B. Plater

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Timberlake New Community: Environmental Statement, Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Transcript and Audio Recording of TVA v. Hill Oral Arguments, Supreme Court of the United States

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Transcript of Testimony of Dr. Paul E. Roberts in Environmental Defense Fund et al. v. TVA, Paul E. Roberts

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Trial Brief of TVA, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner III, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Nicholas A. Della Volpe

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Trial Brief on Behalf of Plaintiffs, Hiram G. Hill, Jr., Zygmunt J.B. Plater and Donald S. Cohen in TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, W.P. Boone Dougherty

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TVA’s Brief in Reply to Plaintiffs’ Post-Trial Brief, TVA v. Hill et al, Civil Action No. 3-76-48, Herbert S. Sanger Jr., Charles A. Wagner III, Thomas A. Pedersen, and Nicholas A. Della Volpe

Judicial Decisions

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Denial of Claim for Legal Fees, TVA v. Hill, Robert L. Taylor

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Dissolution of Injunction in Environmental Defense Fund and Thomas Burel Moser v. Tennessee Valley Authority, Civ. A. No. 7720., Robert L. Taylor

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Hill v. TVA United States District Court Order of Denial for Preliminary Injunction, Robert L. Taylor

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Federal Appellate Court Decision in Environmental Defense Fund et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Tennessee Valley Authority et al., Defendants-Appellants, No. 72-1138, Wade H. McCree

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Federal Appellate Court Decision in Environmental Defense Fund et al., Plaintiffs Appellees, v. Tennessee Valley Authority et al., Defendants-Appellants, No. 74-1139, Paul Charles Weick, Wade H. McCree, and William Ernest Miller

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Federal Appellate Court Decision in Hiram G. Hill, Jr., Zygmunt J. B. Plater, Donald S. Cohen, The Audubon Council of Tennessee, Inc., and The Association of Southeastern Biologists, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Tennessee Valley Authority, Defendants-Appellees, No. 76-2116, Anthony J. Celebrezze

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Federal Appellate Court Decision in Sequoyah v. TVA, No. 79-1633, Pierce Lively and Gilbert S. Merritt Jr.

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Federal Appellate Court Decision in United States Ex Rel. T.V.A v. Two Tracts of Land, Etc., No. 75-1495., Harry Phillips

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Federal Appellate Court Decision on Motion to Enjoin in Environmental Defense Fund et al. v. TVA, No. 72-1138., Wade H. McCree

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Federal Appellate Court Decision regarding Action to Enjoin in Environmental Defense Fund v. TVA, No. 74-1139, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Federal District Court Decision in Hiram G. Hill, Jr. et al. v. Tennessee Valley Authority, Civ. No. 3-76-48., Robert L. Taylor