The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in April ruled against Bangor Hydro's B
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in April ruled against Bangor Hydro's Basin Mills dam proposal, but relicensed five of Bangor Hydro's lower Penobscot dams without specifically requiring the fish-passage improvements federal biologists have sought for over a decade, and some of which had been pledged by Bango Hydro in exchange for approval of the Basin Mills dam proposal. In May, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bangor Hydro and several conservation groups requested rehearings. Clem Fay, a Penobscot Indian Nation fisheries biologist, and John Albright of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, say the fish passages are critical. Maine Audubon and Trout Unlimited are also weighing in on the debate. Alan Spear, Bangor Hydro's environmental compliance specialist, expects no resolution on the rehearings and appeals for at least three years.
Carpenter, Murray, "The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in April ruled against Bangor Hydro's B" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3034.
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