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Idaho utility will dismiss lawsuit against EPA over dams


November 29, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warmer water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce.

Idaho Power in documents filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court says the EPA has approved allowing the warmer temperatures in the Snake River below the Hells Canyon Complex on the Idaho-Oregon line. The National Marines Fisheries Service says the change is not likely to jeopardize salmon or their critical habitat.

"We are happy with EPA's deci...

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