Judge Refuses Enviros' Injunction Bid In Dam Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A Maine federal judge on Wednesday declined to issue a preliminary injunction against construction of a hyrdroelectric dam in the Androscoggin River, dealing a blow to two environmental groups that claim the project will harm the endangered Atlantic salmon.

The groups, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and Environmental Maine, have filed several lawsuits trying to stop the Worumbo Hydropower Project, which aims to replace an old wooden dam with a concrete structure.

In the immediate suit, the groups accuse the National Marine Fisheries Service of improperly granting...
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