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Groups sue on behalf of Atlantic salmon

Environment Maine and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay filed lawsuits against the owners and operators of seven dams on the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers. The dams are being sued for violating laws meant to prevent local extinction of the Atlantic Salmon, an iconic fish in Maine.

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Lawsuit claims dams harm endangered salmon

Environment Maine and Friends of Merrymeeting Bay filed lawsuits against the owners and operators of seven dams on the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers. The dams are being sued for violating laws meant to prevent local extinction of the Atlantic Salmon, an iconic fish in Maine.

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Improving LURC

Bills to abolish the Land Use Regulation Commission, often called the planning board for the state’s 10 million acres of Unorganized Territory, have been around since the commission’s founding in 1971. The solution isn’t to hand this work to the county commissioners, however.

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Giving LURC's work to counties makes little sense

Bad ideas have a way of turning up again and again in the Maine Legislature and there's a doozie coming up again this year — abolishing LURC.

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You Can Protect Acadia

Ever compare Acadia National Park to a piece of Swiss cheese? You should. Acadia is a majestic place. But the park is scattered with “holes.” More than 130 parcels of land within Acadia’s boundary are privately owned, and the park doesn’t have adequate resources to purchase the land as the tracts come up for sale, making the lands vulnerable to inappropriate development within our prized national park.

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