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Endangered Species Committee / Tellico and Grayrocks Dam #260155

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 23, 1979
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(Studio) Endangered Species Committee action in barring Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) from completing Tellico Dam project because it threatens snail darter with extinction noted. Senator Howard Baker's plans to introduction bill to abolish committee and complete dam reported Comments of Tennessee state spokesperson given. View of some that fish is land-saver stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(East Tennessee) Details given about controversy over dam in area most affected by project. [John KITTRELL - comments.] [Gene RITCHIE - comments.] [Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Mayor Charles HALL - states busmen.'s view of need for dam completion.] Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board of director David Freeman reported not to have discussed issue with fellow board member Richard Freeman. Little Tennessee R. mentioned.
REPORTER: Valerie Heiman (WBIR-TV reporter and newstape, Knoxville, Tennessee)

(Studio) Endangered Species Committee exemption of Grayrocks Dam project in Wyoming from Endangered Species Act, with provisions to be made for whooping crane habitat downriver in Nebraska reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Heiman, Beverly

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