Fish at Center of Landmark Conservation Case Could Be Delisted as Endangered - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 29, 2019
The snail darter, the species of fish that anchored the U.S. Supreme Court case Tennessee Valley v. Hill in 1978, could be reclassified and removed from the endangered species list soon, the Times Free Press reports. The Times article reflects on the landmark conservation case, in which construction of a TVA dam along the Tellico River was temporarily halted thanks to the newly formed Endangered Species Act of 1973. The snail darter could lose its federal status soon, but only because its population has increased to a healthy level thanks to its continued protection.