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Love Canal

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August, 1978 President Carter declared an emergency at Love Canal. The Love Canal scandal alerted the country to the long-term, hidden dangers of pollution of soil and groundwater.

Tellico Dam

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June 15, 1977 The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 1973 Endangered Species Act and stopped construction of the Tellico Dam. In 1975, Law professor Zygmunt Plater and student Hiram Hill filed the first petition under the Endangered Species Act. They called on the Department of the Interior to list the snail darter … Read More

Endangered Species Act

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December 28, 1973 Endangered Species Act passed. In the famous decision of 1977 (see below) the Supreme Court validated the principles of this Act. Since then, it has become one of the most powerful tools in the continuing effort to protect the environment in the U.S.

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