Archive 180 - May 2017
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Letters opposing the National Park Service
(NPS)-preferred Alternative Plan C to develop the
WWII Japanese Relocation Camp. With the current lawsuit
by the Japanese Tule Lake Committee against our Tulelake
Airport, Modoc County, and City of Tulelake, NPS
encouraging tours to be conducted on the airport
throughout the day, efforts to buy more land for their
monument, etc, our community opposes the NPS
multimillion $ plan to develop 1400 acres already
acquired for their monument.
California Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Review 5/26/17. Welcome to California! " would require California to enforce the federal Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act (ESA), and their implementing regulations and policies as were in place on January 1, 2016 or January 1, 2017, whichever version is the most stringent...", "...requires employers to demand search warrants for ICE enforcement and to notify the Labor Commissioner and employees and their representatives about ICE enforcement and its results. Penalties for violations would range from $10,000 to $25,000 per violation," "... restricts employers’ efforts to ascertain a job applicant’s past criminal history and elect to not hire the applicant due to that history," "requires an employer with 20 or more employees within a 75-mile radius to provide 12 weeks of protected parental leave to bond with a new child after that child’s birth, adoption or foster care placement," " would create a state-operated single-payer universal health insurance program intended to provide health care to all California residents," "would expand the extraordinary values, such as scenic, recreational, fishery, wildlife, historical, cultural, geological, ecological, hydrological, botanical, or other similar values to preserve rivers in their free-flowing state designated as wild and scenic under the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act."
160K acres covered in Klamath 'Takings' class action, H&N 5/26/17.
Upper Basin water: Talk or litigate? Which? Let's talk, by Randall Kizer for H&N 5/21/17. "The Wood River’s bank are full of water and, yet, the valley’s irrigators are shut off due to a call of (Klamath) tribal instream water rights...We agreed to just about everything the Tribes demanded...upper basin landowners have agreed to retire thousands of acres of irrigated land and built thousands of feet of fencing along streams, rivers and creeks...The Tribes are angry. They were promised funds for economic development, land in the Mazama Forest and dam removal in the KBRA..."
(Klamath) Tribes call for agreement termination,
a minimum, Gentry said any framework for a
settlement proposal must adequately address treaty
resource reintroduction, restoration and protection
resulting in sustainable and harvestable treaty
resources that will support the meaningful exercise
of treaty rights. 'This must include return of
homelands and co-management of land and resources
that affect treaty resources...' "
Increased flows from lake expected for Klamath River, H&N 5/14/17. "Karuk Tribe and Oregon State University researchers take samples from four different sites along the Klamath River on a weekly basis to determine the number of parasites per liter, according to Bottcher..."
Wolf opponents, proponents face off in Portland, H&N 5/23/17.
From Frank Tallerico: Paul's letter to the Philippians 4:8-9: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you." Happy Mother's Day
Zinke Requests Comments on National
Monument Designations Made Since 1996, OFS, 5/12/17. (includes
A recurring theme was the fear the Japanese-American group opposing fencing of the Tulelake Airport might try to incorporate expansion of the Tule Lake Unit of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument with legislation re-designating Lava Beds...The committee recently refiled a lawsuit against Modoc County for plans to develop a fence around the Tule Lake Airport." "Mickey Gimmel, Pit River Tribe chairman, mostly focused his sometimes angry comments on concerns about the Medicine Lake Highlands, which border the park and have been considered for geothermal development. “You better take us seriously and talk to us,” he barked. “We can be in opposition or we could be with you.”
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, 5/12/17. Millions of $ to State Water Resources, Fish and Wildlife, Cal Fire, "Governor is proposing a significant increase in funds to cover the cost of Proposition 64 (recreational cannabis legalization) implementation." $94.6 Million, $3M to promote California Grown, minimum salary overtime increase, "significant new mandates on agricultural water suppliers, costing districts hundreds of millions of dollars..." well permit mandates.....
Matthew 5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
An old injustice won't justify a newer one, H&N letter to editor by David Porter Misso, posted to KBC 5/5/17. "Great news for lawyer fees, thanks to the (Japanese) Tule Lake Committee / TLC and its new and improved lawsuit to shut down our Tulelake Airport and close the largest non-governmental business in this part of Modoc County...The TLC must start working to improve their anti-rural prejudice and help build a top notch educational visitor center..."
CALIFORNIA - CFBF Friday Legislative Review 5/5/17: restricts an employer’s ability to consider an applicant’s criminal or conviction history in making employment decisions, water measurement, streambed clarification, expand values to preserve rivers in their free-flowing state designated as wild and scenic under the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, imposes significant new mandates on agricultural water suppliers, costing districts hundreds of millions of dollars, well permit mandates, drinking water fund..
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