NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1978
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(Studio) House approval of funds to complete Tellico Dam in Tennessee, despite Supreme Court ruling that it can't be finished due to danger to snail darter, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Court ruling based on Endangered Species Act. noted. Debate in House detailed; audio tape played. [Representative John DUNCAN - says his amendment would allow for completion and use of Tellico project.] Duncan's later comments reported [DUNCAN - thinks amendment will allow dam to be built, after being passed by Senator] [Representative John DUNCAN says appropriation of funds doesn't change basic law or Court decision.] Duncan's plans to ask TVA attys. to petition courts for new hearing if Senator passes amendment noted. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) attorney's statement reported.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace Unsigned sketches