An op-ed piece in The New York Times: "Thoreau was prophetic in his apprehensions about dams. Though society has degraded rivers and reduced fish runs through pollution, overfishing and a host of other grievances, no single action has caused as much injury as the construction of barriers along their migratory routes."
From Maine Public: "Dams can be a liability for owners and municipalities, who have to maintain them or pay for their removal. But a couple of 20-something entrepreneurs sees potential in old dams in the form of renewable energy and profit."
From The Washington Post: "According to a report from the EPA program that manages the bay cleanup, the reservoir behind the hydroelectric dam, which sits at the top of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, has filled with sediment far sooner than the agency had predicted."
From the Bangor Daily News: "A long-simmering situation has heated up in recent months as the mill owner has filed paperwork with the FERC that would allow it to surrender its license to the dam and remove two of the three gates."
From king.senate.gov: "U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that he has introduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation that would help identify and eliminate bureaucratic hurdles standing in the way of Maine’s ability to more effectively utilize hydro as a source of energy."