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June 8, 2018

Idaho utility sues EPA over dam rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Idaho Power Company in U.S. District Court seeks to force the agency to take action on a 2012 request by Idaho allowing warmer water temperatures in the Snake River below the Hells Canyon Complex.

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