Atlantic Salmon ESA, CWA Suits Over Maine Dams Trimmed

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 6:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge Monday dismissed Endangered Species Act claims against several dam owners and operators along the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers in Maine in litigation over the companies’ alleged harming of endangered Atlantic salmon by allowing the fish to pass through turbines.

Plaintiffs Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and Environment Maine sued the companies in four separate complaints under the ESA and the Clean Water Act in January 2011 alleging the dams were killing or injuring migrating salmon that try to pass through spinning turbine blades, and...
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