Maine's "Best and Worst River Stories" from 2003 Draws Attention

Maine Rivers' "2003 Best and Worst River Stories" has drawn attention to several river issues in Maine. The list, which was created with input from state-wide grass-roots organizations, highlights rivers around the state that have seen stunning improvements or have suffered major set-backs in the past year. The "Best" list featured more protective water quality standards on the Kennebec River.

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Ft. Halifax Debate Closes with FERC's Final Order

FERC's recent issuance of an order regarding the Ft. Halifax dam signaled at least a temporary end to a standing controversy over the Commission's responsibilities and obligations with respect to settlement agreements. On January 22, 2004, FERC issued its final order for the Ft. Halifax Project on the Sebasticook River upholding its original 1998 settlement that required dam removal in the absence of construction of a fish lift.

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Maine Rivers Leading Appeal of Flagstaff 401

A 401 water quality certification, recently issued by Maine' s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for Flagstaff Lake (referred to as the Flagstaff Storage Project) reflects a shift in the state' s interpretation of water quality standards setting a dangerous precedent for other water quality issues in Maine.

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