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Tennessee / Tellico Dam #266472

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 1979
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(Studio) Rejecting interior-secretary's recommendation of veto, President Carter reported permitting resumption of Tellico Dam project in Tennessee; environmental's concerns over possible extinction of snail darter recalled. Carter quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Criticism of project by farmers, envts. outlined; group of environmental noted meeting with Representative Robert Edgar in DC. Probable lack of support for Carter from envts. during upcoming campaign cited. [Conservation Voters League spokesperson Marion EDEY - says he's lost that kind of active support.] Lack of any further legal recourse to stop dam mentioned.
REPORTER: George Herman

Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George

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