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Archive 103 - December 2010
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Lawmaker to chair water subcommittee, McClintock could head KBRA hearings, H&N 12/31/10

Funding available for wells impacted by depleting aquifer, deadline Dec 31

This week's verses are taken from Luke 2:8-14, sent by Frank Tallerico: the story of Jesus' birth. 12/24/10

Commission OKs electricity rate hike, Capital Press 12/23/10

Medicine Lake geothermal issue goes back to BLM, Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 12/23/10. HERE for Medicine Lake Page

PRESS RELEASE: Greg Walden touts reforms to House rules for 112th Congress, 12/23/10


State issues final order on pollution limits, EPA has 30 days to approve or reject the order, H&N 12/22/10. HERE for Water Quality page.
Related info: who is demanding our water quality requirements:
Posted 11/4/10 - California State Water Resources Control Board demands impossible TMDL's/water quality demands of the Klamath Basin considering that the source of the water is naturally high in minerals. Klamath Water Users Association/KWUA wrote the board July 2009 explaining the "unachievable load allocations" demanded by the water board.
    These unattainable demands are the result of KWUA's friends on their KBRA agreement, PCFFA/Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen, and tribes and other environmental groups, litigating to demand these regulations.
Water Board Adopts Pollution Limits for the Klamath Basin, Indybay 9/8/10. "Representatives from the PCFFA, Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, Klamath Riverkeeper, the Klamath Forest Alliance and the Sierra Club testified at the meeting in support of the TMDLs." (KBC NOTE: a KBRA author Craig Tucker, spokesman for the Karuk Tribe and former environmental activist, is a member of Klamath Forest Alliance and founder of Klamath Riverkeeper.
     Their KBRA, Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, says, "
The Parties commit, subject to Applicable Law, to support the development and implementation of appropriate TMDLs and other water quality improvement programs adopted by the states within the Klamath Basin."

Obama Announces Support for UN Resolution Stating 'Indigenous Peoples Have the Right to the Lands ... They Have Traditionally Owned, Occupied or Otherwise Used or Acquired', CNS News, posted to KBC 12/22/10

Funding available for domestic, municipal wells through Dec. 31), H&N posted to KBC 12/21/10

Keep the dams; don’t over-regulate food, (and who caused the deficit?) H&N letter by Jerry Pappe 12/21/10

Federal order puts at risk BLM grazing, Natural Resource report, posted 12/21/10

Siskiyou water users suit alleges CEQA violations with Klamath agreements, Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 12/21/10

***Food Safety Bill S 510 Vote tomorrow/Tuesday in House; it globalizes control of our food and farms.  WRITE!!!! Senate passed this unanimously!! 12/20/19

This weeks Bible verses sent by Frank Tallerico, 12/19/10

Electricity rates to increase in January (14.5%), H&N 12/19/10

Biomass meeting draws protests, H&N, posted 12/19/10

Governors air gripes about Endangered Species Act, Western governors meet for two-day conference, H&N, posted to KBC 12/19/10

Siskiyou County Pomona Grange vs Tulelake Irrigation District regarding KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, posted to KBC 12/16/10. Filed November 26 in Siskiyou County Superior Court.
PRESS RELEASE - Amicus Curiae filed in Siskiyou County Superior Court by the Siskiyou County Pomona Grange (opposing Tulelake Irrigation District regarding KBRA and KHSA, posted to KBC 12/16/10

Copco Lake residents don’t want Klamath dams gone, H&N, posted to KBC 12/16/10. "Clarence Waltner, who has lived on the bank of Copco Lake for 10 years, was outraged that the dams — which are privately owned by PacifiCorp   — would be removed and costs would be passed on to ratepayers’ electricity bills. 'That’s like sending in a bulldozer, bulldozing our homes, then sending us a bill for the bulldozer,' he said."

Klamath dam decision team hears concerns in Yreka, Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 12/16/10

Klamath prepares for dam removal, Capital Press, posted to KBC 12/16/10

LaMalfa asks constituents for laws to strike from the books, Sacramento Bee, posted to KBC 12/16/10

* CDFG suction dredge meetings delayed

PRESS RELEASE: CA Congressman Wally Herger, Preventing Tax Hikes on Northern California Families and Small Businesses12/16/10

Oregon Congressman Greg Walden newsletter posted to KBC 12/16/10

marcia8.jpg.jpg (10768 bytes)"Science and the Secretarial Determination" - Klamath River Dam removal, by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong, posted to KBC 12/16/10

Scott River Flows, by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong, posted to KBC 12/16/10

1st meeting: Dept of Interior public meetings on Klamath Settlement
Dec. 9th 10;00am-12;00 noon Copco Community Center (next to firehouse) 27803 Copco Rd, Montague
2nd meeting same day: 6-8pm Yreka Community Center, 825 North Oregon St

Dec.15, KBRA 'Coordinating Council' public meeting. Your Public Comments will not be recorded.

TMDL bureaucrats blindly enforce regulations, Pursue legal action; federal, state policies arbitrary, unreasonable, H&N guest writer Dennis Linthicum, posted to KBC 12/8/10.

Siskiyou Pomona Grange files brief in KBRA, KHSA Suit, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC 12/8/10

Lakeview biomass: Good project, wrong place;  Aquifer under location contaminated with byproducts of old uranium mill, H&N guest writer Chris Zinda, posted to KBC 12/8/10

Don’t hold breath, by Jack Layton, Siskiyou Daily 12/7/10

Lawsuit Filed Charging EPA With Failure To Protect Northwest Salmon From Pesticides, Columbia Basin Bulletin, posted to KBC 12/8/10. KBC NOTE: PCFFA again sues. PCFFA sued against Klamath irrigators affordable power rate, to enforce Klamath TMDLs, Central Valley irrigators, and who explains how the KBRA favors fish over farms, AND who is the irrigation leader's "friend" at the KBRA table. 

PCFFA Glen Spain ANALYSIS OF “Outline of Objections to the Klamath Basin Restoration and Hydroelectric Settlement Agreements.”  Spain explains why environmental NGO's and Tribes should support the dam removal and ag-downsizing 'agreements', posted to KBC 12/4/10.  (KBC NOTE: PCFFA/Glen Spain, an author of the KBRA, has sued against the Klamath Project retaining an affordable power rate, and are suing Project Irrigators claim to be compensated for their deeded water that was withheld by the US government)
* "The primary “guarantee” the Project irrigators will get under the KBRA is the guarantee that in dry years they will typically get much less water from the river than before -- and the fish will therefore get that much more.
* “...guaranteed increase” in the volume of water for lower river salmon and endangered lake fish of between 130,000 and 230,000 additional acre-feet which would kick in immediately."
* "...KBRA leaves the ESA alive and well."
* "...short-term and long-term measures including: “conservation easements, forbearance agreements, conjunctive use programs, efficiency measures, land acquisitions, water acquisitions, groundwater development, groundwater substation, other voluntary transactions, water storage, and any other applicable measures.”
* agriculture "..permanently giving up as much as 130,000 acre-feet of current legally held water rights) that the Project and non-Project irrigators are surrendering."

To KBC readers from Frank Tallerico for Sunday Dec 5:
ISAIAH 9:6 - "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty, God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Frank also sent the following card to share with you:


12/2/10: Fisheries scientist David Vogel sent us some short videos of Klamath River steelhead and Klamath suckers. HERE for Videos, Bio and some Klamath Reports.
Some of Vogels' Klamath reports include 8 peer-reviewed reasons for decline in coho, flaws in Hardy report, flaws in Cal Fish and Game 2002 "Fish-Kill" report, 2002 Klamath River water temperatures, ...

Obama Administration Reverses Stance, Cancels Plans for Offshore Energy Production, U.S. Congressman Wally Herger 12/3/10

Administration reverses offshore drilling policy in eastern gulf, Atlantic, Washington Post, posted to KBC 12/2/10. "The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic coast through 2017, reversing two key policy changes the president embraced in late March."

Attempt to confuse (Klamath) voters was deliberate, H&N letter by Herald Puff, posted to KBC 12/3/10

How will the power from the Klamath dams be replaced if they are removed?, Siskiyou Daily News 12/3/10

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