A federal judge has denied the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by four environmental groups claiming that four hydropower dams in Maine threaten at-risk salmon species and were not properly authorized under the Endangered Species Act. The suit was filed by Plaintiffs Atlantic Salmon Federation U.S., Conservation Law Foundation, Maine Rivers, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Federal Judge Denies NMFS’ Motion to Dismiss in Suit Challenging Maine Dams’ Impact on Endangered Species" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 131.]

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