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.
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Plater, Zygmunt J.B., "Chapter 11: The First Defeat of the Override Attempt—in the Senate Committee on Envt&Public Works" (2014). Snail Darter Documents. 47.