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Barb Witham is the secretary of the Union Salmon Association. Diane and Brad Perry are members of Friends of Graham Lake.

Recently, a vice president from Brookfield Renewable Corp. — the Canadian owners of the Ellsworth and Graham Lake dams — made a statement to our community through a column in the Bangor Daily News. This message comes after they have fought for over eight years to maintain the status quo of drawdowns at Graham Lake and after horrific ongoing fishkills at the turbines. Now they are proposing that the community should be satisfied that they will “voluntarily” limit drawdowns for a few months next summer and, if licensed, provide safe upstream passage for salmon, eels, alewives and shad by 2035 as prescribed by federal agencies.

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