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Kennebec Journal

Groups sue on behalf of Atlantic salmon

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and Environment Maine go to court
By
Scott Monroe, staff writer

Environmental advocates have made good on a pledge to go after the owners of local dams in order to protect the endangered Atlantic salmon. Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and Environment Maine said Tuesday they had filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Portland, claiming the dam owners are violating the federal Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act by not providing the salmon with safe passage.