Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Letter Virginia Topham from Sprague River wrote to Oregon Water Resources Director Phil Ward who will shut off Upper Klamath irrigation wells
I cannot understand why you have a vendetta against us. All we have tried to do is good – for our land, our livestock, and for the citizens of Oregon. Why are we being targeted for destruction? Your own people testified that they have no way to prove that we are interfering with surface water.
In the prosecution of the Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials after WWII their only defense was that “they are just following orders.” As director you are responsible for any and all repercussions from your decisions affecting our lives and livelihood. This is America! I thought we were innocent until proven guilty. Why aren't you standing up for what is right? You hold our future in your hands.
In the 21st Century, the average American is far removed from the land. Bureaucrats sit in Salem, totally out of contact with the real world, making decisions that can devastate real people, and adversely impact real lives. If you don't care about us, do you care about the land and the wildlife you are destroying? This land has been irrigated land for 150 years. It will now return to desert because of your action.
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