Brookfield Renewables continues to kill native species on the Union River.
In what has become all-too-predictable, Brookfield Renewable’s Ellsworth Dam has again killed hundreds, if not thousands of recently-spawned Union River baby alewives heading for the ocean at its Ellsworth Dam on the Union River.
Acknowledging these deaths, Brookfield has notified agency officials these turbine deaths will continue and that the public should accept that as many as 14,000 outmigrating alewives may be killed daily before Brookfield is prepared to alter its turbine operations.
Click here to see recent coverage of this Fish Kill from News Center Maine
State agencies are recognizing that there are problems with how Brookfield Renewable's uses the Union River.
Link to story on recent decision from the Maine Board of Environmental Protection on Union River dams
Brookfield is standing in the way of Atlantic salmon recovery across the State of Maine, not just here on the Union River.
Link to coverage of salmon standings on the Kennebec River
Thank you for your continued support of our important work to protect and restore the Union River and Graham Lake. There's lots more to do, but we believe change is coming.