The fish in question is a snail darter
and this is where fiction and reality intersect most visibly.
How are Dyster's top department heads like the snail darter
? Both are endangered species.
Gohmert said there is nobody who is more appreciative than he is for the rights of race, religion, national religion of the Delta Smelt, the snail darter
, various lizards, the lesser prairie chicken, the greater sage grouts and so many other insects who would want someone standing for their religion, their race, their national origin.
In addition, websites are provided to read (see links below) for a case study about an endangered species controversy such as the snail darter
of Tennessee or the spotted owl of the Pacific Northwest (Murchison, 2007; Primack, 2010).
Hill, a well-known case involving the construction of a dam on the Tennessee River that was likely to inundate occupied critical habitat of the endangered snail darter
(Percina tanasi), affirmed the preeminent role of the ESA and section 7 in shaping federal actions to conserve listed species: "The plain intent of Congress in enacting this statute was to halt and reverse the trend toward species extinction, whatever the cost ...
The Tennessee Valley Authority was close to completing the Tellico Dam project, and had already spent millions of dollars on construction of the dam, (34) when it was discovered that the dam would injure the habitat of an endangered species of fish called the snail darter
. (35) Environmental groups sued "to enjoin completion of the dam and impoundment of the reservoir on the ground that those actions would violate the [Endangered Species] Act." (36) The defendant argued for a negligence-type test balancing the probability and gravity of the risk against the burdens, and further argued that the burden that would result from failure to complete the dam--the loss of tens of millions of dollars--outweighed the danger to the snail darter
Using clever slogans and animal pictures, the condom packages advocate for the polar bear, snail darter
, spotted owl, American burying beetle, jaguar and coqui guajon rock frog.
Similarly, affiliation with an organization that supports the preservation of the tiny snail darter
may be deemed of little or no concern by a company's customers.
In those three-and-a-half decades we've cleaned up the smokestacks and shipped our production to countries more worried about creating jobs for their people than whether the snail darter
has pristine streams in which to swim or the spotted owl has undisturbed primeval forests in which to catch rodents.
ABSTRACT--Discovered in 1973, the snail darter
(percina tanasi Etnier) was extirpated from Little Tennessee River upon completion of Tellico Dam in 1979.
"You've got circumstances now where the snail darter
and spotted owl have status they didn't have years ago.
Thanks to the Endangered Species Act of 1974, the snail darter
was instantly transformed into both an icon for species preservation and a despised symbol of the environmental movement's alleged excess.