ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1978
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(Studio) Senate vote to extend and change Endangered Species Act noted. Recent Supreme Court decision for snail darter and against Tellico Dam project in Tennessee recalled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Little Tennessee River) Details given about snail darter-Tellico controversy and opposing positions of Representatives John Dingell and Robin Beard. [BEARD - feels act is used by few individuals to stop any project they oppose.] His proposed review committee to be consulted before implementation of act in any situation outlined. [DINGELL - says government has no right to destroy species.] Tellico project's opponents' view that project was bad in itself and fish issue stopped it where other efforts didn't. [TVA director David FREEMAN - states advantage fish had given to taxpayers, with regard to project.] Advantages listed.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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