1979 Scorecard Vote
H.R. 4388. The vote is on an earlier Culver amendment to remove House language which exempted the Tellico Dam form the Endangered Species Act and all other federal laws. The language had been slipped into the House bill with no discussion, despite the controversial nature of the issue. In addition to being economically wasteful, the Tellico Dam will drive hundreds of small farmers off their lands. A government committee set up to resolve conflicts between projects and endangered species had sided with the snail darter, because the dam had so little to recommend it. The Carter Administration supported the Culver amendment. July 17, 1979. Passed 53-45. YES is the correct vote.