Archive 170 - July 2016
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Klamath Riverkeeper history & accomplishments, 7/31/16. "Our successful lawsuits, nonstop policy advocacy, and targeted grassroots pressure forced PacifiCorp to sign a stakeholder agreement to un-dam and restore the Klamath River in 2010...we continue to partner with the Karuk Tribe in their ongoing and highly successful battle to end harmful suction dredge gold mining on California rivers..." KBC NOTE: several members of Klamath Riverkeepers board of directors are leaders of the Karuk tribe
Fish and Wildlife Service: Klamath Basin leaseland
farming on the refuges with hundreds of new proposed
regulations that would shut down leaseland farming.
COMMENT PERIOD is extended to August 4th. Follow this
link for FWS documents >
***Dozens of Sprague River wells shut down by Klamath Tribal call on irrigation water, Senator Doug Whitsett 7/28/16.
PRESS RELEASE: ITSSD Seeks added public transparency & accountability: files revised Bureau of Reclamation FOIAs and Oregon state government public records requests, 7/28/16. "Today, in furtherance of its effort to bring government public transparency and accountability to the Klamath Basin, the nonprofit Institute for Trade, Standards and Sustainable Development (“ITSSD”) filed Revised Freedom of Information Act Requests"
Recall launched against three KID board members, H&N 7/26/16
KID lawyer claims bias by newspaper by former Klamath Irrigation District attorney Lawrence Kogan, letter to the editor of Herald and News 7/26/16
The Myths, Lies and Deceptions Behind the Klamath Basin Agreements by attorney Lawrence A. Kogan (Submitted to the Capital Press but never published) 7/25/16
PRESS RELEASE: ITSSD seeks added public transparency and accountability: files revised Bureau of Reclamation FOIAs and Oregon State Government public records requests 7/25/16. These FOIAs and public records requests, BELOW, are regarding the Klamath Settlement "Agreements" which effect water rights, support destroying Klamath River hydroelectric dams, .... There are names listed: Dan Keppen, KWAPA, Greg Addington, Becky Hyde, to name a few, included in the requests for information.
(Institute for Trade,
Standards, and Sustainable Development) FOIA
(Freedom of Information Act) "requesting
that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
release in paper or digital form the
following agency records: ..."
Klamath River Stakeholders may sue federal agencies, H&N 7/22/16. "The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA) (Glen Spain), Institute for Fisheries Resources (Glen Spain), and Klamath Riverkeeper (Craig Tucker), released the 60-day notice to let two federal agencies know they could be sued under the federal Endangered Species Act if they fail to improve water management in the Klamath River." KBC NOTE: These 2 men were in the stakeholders group of the KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, and KHSA, Klamath Dam Removal "agreements", posing as 'friends' of Klamath Irrigators. Now that the feds and states, tribes and NGO's managed to get the states to approve of destroying the Klamath River hydro dams with no supposed benefits to irrigators, their coalition is suing for more water, even though this is a high water year. Siskiyou County and Klamath County elected officials oppose the agreements and dam destruction. FYI: George Soros helps fund Earthjustice, the litigators for the Klamath River tribes and environmental groups
Pollution Protest - (Tribal) Teens march for better water quality, H&N 7/19/16. "Nearly two dozen teens, who are attending a weeklong Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp near Ashland, marched in front of the Klamath County government building shouting a call-and-response chant, “When the river is under attack, what do we do? Stand up and fight back!”.."
TULELAKE IRRIGATION DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD
California's tough gun laws are getting stricter, Leader Telegram 7/1/16. "The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures...."
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review 7/1/16. Proposed bills on climate change mandates, regulations on livestock methane emissions that would "drive dairies out of California", put solar power projects on "not less than 100,000 acres" permanently retired farmland, pay overtime to farm workers for over 8 hours work, expand forest thinning for fire protection, stockponds, water transfers, ground water wells, more...
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