Doc students,

This event will be of interest to people interested in the nexus of communication, information, policy and environment.  It also may be a natural complement to citizen science.  If you plan on going please let me know.  I am trying to change my schedule to be there but may not be able to make it. I would love to hear about it from whoever may end up going!

Suzie

From: Zygmunt Plater [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 10:03 AM
To: Wirth, Michael Otto
Subject: Thursday conference-UT Howard Baker Center--on journalism and environmental law

 

A Jeffersonian Challenge:

The Biggest Environmental Law Case in Twentieth-Century Tennessee

and Where Was the Press? 

builds on the notorious little snail darter, the endangered fish that for a time halted TVA's Tellico Dam. My students at UT and I carried the case up through all three branches of government over six years, including the Cabinet-level God Committee that held that the citizens' river-based development for the project made better economic sense than the reservoir,  but the public never saw past the silly fish-big dam clich.

Yale is publishing my book on the case in a few weeks, and a large part of the book is how citizens can work better with journalists to make sure basic information for governance gets through to the government and the American public.

 I attach a conference flyer, and a flyer for the book. It would be very good to have a contingent from your department with us on Thursday at the Baker Center at 3:30, and thereafter for a reception and panel across Cumberland Avenue at the College of Law.

 

Warm good wishes.

 

Zyg Plater 

 

 

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Zygmunt J.B. Plater
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Center Street
Newton Centre Massachusetts 02459
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617-552-4387 Cell: 617-512-7326

 

** STAY TUNED FOR MY BOOK "THE SNAIL DARTER & THE DAM HOW PORK-BARREL POLITICS ENDANGERED A LITTLE FISH AND KILLED A RIVER," COMING FROM YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS THIS SPRING **

 

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