Environment Maine
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Bangor Daily News
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Kevin Miller, staff reporter

AUGUSTA, Maine — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against the owners of several dams on the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers, claiming the companies were violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to protect Atlantic salmon. The lawsuits, filed in federal courts in Portland and Bangor by Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and Environment Maine, claim that endangered Atlantic salmon are being harmed or killed in the turbines of seven dams on the two rivers.