Group Sues Maine Over St. Croix Alewife Passage

Photo: Tom Moffatt/Atlantic Salmon Federation

Portland Press Herald: An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Maine, opening a new round in the fight over the future of alewives in the St. Croix River, which separates Washington County from New Brunswick.

The move by the Conservation Law Foundation comes after this summer’s legal sparring between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Attorney General William Schneider over a controversial state law that ordered the fish passages at the Grand Falls dam in Woodland closed to the alewives’ spring spawning run.

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