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Monday, July 23 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
F6: Lessons from the Snail Darter: The Relationship Between Wildlife Law and Economic Development

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Target Audience: Academic law librarians; law librarians in firms that specialize in environmental, international, and/or land use planning law

Learning Outcomes:
1) Participants will examine the U.S. and international body of law affecting economic development projects where wildlife may be endangered.
2) Participants will consider the legal context in which conflicts arise between protection of wildlife and economic development projects.

The inevitable conflicts between economic development and wildlife protection are complicated and emotional. The social impacts of cases like the “snail darter case” and events like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill highlight the controversy that often surrounds crucial economic development and equally important wildlife protection. In the 30 years since TVA v. Hill, these clashes have continued both at home and abroad. Professor Zygmunt Plater, who litigated the “snail darter case” and has written and spoken extensively on the case in the past three decades, will present and analyze the body of law and ramifications that grew from that case.


Zygmunt J. B. Plater

Land. Air. Water. Wildlife. And trying to sustain Humanity in all its richness on the planet it threatens.

Monday July 23, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
HCC-Room 311

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