Editorial: Judge deals blow to enviro group in local dam lawsuit;

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon recently dismissed the case filed by the Deschutes River Alliance against Portland General Electric, alleging water quality violations at the Pelton Round Butte Dam.

Judge Simon made the right decision. It doesn’t mean that the Deschutes River Alliance’s goal of trying to bring cooler and cleaner water to the Deschutes River is wrong. But the judge ruled that the environmental group did not provide sufficient facts that the hydroelectric project is operating in violation.

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