Through the removal of the Great Works (2012) and Veazie (2013) dams, along with installation of a fish bypass at Howland Dam (2016) on the Penobscot River in Maine, Atlantic salmon and other sea-run fish now have access to nearly 2,000 miles of spawning and rearing habitat. The Penobscot River Restoration Project has allowed the river to return to a more natural state and renewed the sense of pride in communities who use the river.
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@ndncollective In addition this legislation would significantly undermine the ability of Indigenous communities to advocate for instream flows and improved water quality on rivers impacted by hydropower development: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Article/view/article_id/QSeCf1B6wnhyLIH6D3OG2/
The “Permitting Reform Proposal” led by Sen. Joe Manchin is a direct attack on Tribes & Alaskan Native & Indigenous communities. Here’s our breakdown of how this “Dirty Deal” will put Tribes & Native Peoples in harm’s way: https://ndncollective.org/impacts-of-permitting-reform-proposal-on-tribes-and-indigenous-communities/ #StopTheDirtyDeal