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Archive 186 - November 2017
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No evidence of salmon in Klamath Lake, H&N 11/25/17

New BOR director appointed, director to work with Family Farm Alliance, H&N 11/22/17. Burman served as BOR’s deputy commissioner for external and intergovernmental affairs and the deputy assistant secretary,  director of water policy for Arizona’s Salt River Project, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and worked for The Nature Conservancy and former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. "Keppen, a Klamath Falls resident and friend of (Brenda) Burman’s, praised the appointment." (Keppen is Executive Director of Family Farm Alliance, former special U.S. BOR Assistant in Mid-Pacific Region, former Executive Director of Klamath Water Users Association, and in 2011 was hired by Klamath Water and Power Agency to take the lead in the On-Project plan, part of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Siskiyou supervisors continue dam removal funding fight, Siskiyou Daily News 11/21/17. "District 3 Supervisor Michael Kobseff, calling the decision “a form of tyranny,” expressed frustration with the administrative hearing process – which he said took over a year and did not allow for public comment..."

Oregon standoff figure sentenced for digging trench, H&N 11/17/17

Klamath Tribes ask to intervene late in dam removal, H&N 11/17/17

Walden unveils irrigator legislation, H&N 11/12/17

Klamath Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R.4329) 11/10/17

Walden to visit Merrill, K-Falls on Friday, H&N printed Friday 11/10/17

House Passes Important Legislation to Promote Hydropower, Energy & Commerce 11/8/17. H.R.3043. "This Act may be cited as the “Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017:" https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr3043/BILLS-115hr3043eh.xml

OR-25 wolf killed near Fort Klamath, three wolf killing investigations open in region, H&N 11/7/17. "...there are a minimum of 112 wolves in the state, a 75 percent increase since December 2013..."a wolf was killed in the Starkey Wildlife Management Unit in Union County on Oct. 27 by an elk hunter, who self-reported the incident. The case will not be prosecuted as state law and wildlife officials believe it to be an incidence of self-defense. Killing of a protected gray wolf is a federal offense, punishable by up to a $100,000 fine, a year in jail, or both..."

KID, KWUA to intervene in dam removal, H&N 11/7/17

Congressman Walden unannounced townhall at Lost River High school tomorrow/Friday 11/10/17, 8 a.m. introducing HR 3043 Modernize Hydropower, followed by press conference at 10:30am at the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce where Mr. Walden will be unveiling his introduction of the bill.

Dam removal topic of open house, H&N 11/9/17. KBC's KRRC / Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Dam Destruction Group) Page) Who's who, open houses, info

Siskiyou public attends KRRC open house, Siskiyou Daily News 11/9/17. "...The Klamath River Renewal Corporation held an open house style meeting in Yreka Wednesday night, and was greeted by a group of locals expressing their dissatisfaction with the group’s aim: Taking out four dams on the Klamath River..."

KRRC (Klamath Dam removal) Open house: Klamath Falls 11/7, Yreka 11/8, Eureka 11/9

KLAMATH DAM COMMENTS DUE Nov. 5! FERC (Federal Energy Regulation Commission) is accepting comments from the public on the possible destruction of 4 Klamath hydroelectric dams. This dam destruction is not a done deal. Go here for instructions

State of Oregon letter to FERC to support KRRC Klamath Dam removal, posted to KBC 11/3/17. Letter by ODEQ, ODFW, ODWR, written by ODOJ

A letter to the Secretary of Interior Zinke by Oregon Senator Dennis Linthicum: It's wrong to remove Klamath Dams, H&N 11/3/17
* Argument to retain dams doesn't hold water, Guest commentary by Ron Crete, H&N 11/26/17
Alternatives exist to removing Klamath dams, H&N by William Kennedy 11/30/17

Union County hunter shoots wolf in self-defense 

Klamath County Commissioners intervene in dam removal

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