Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
- May 2007
Fish threatened with extinction shuts Delta water pumps, Sacramento Bee 5/31/07. "State water officials Thursday morning stopped exporting water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect the threatened Delta smelt, a tiny native fish that appears to be on the brink of extinction... The Delta supplies 23 million Californians with a portion of their drinking water, as well as to 5 million acres of farmland."
*Commodity commissions applications due 5/11/07
BOR Managing for Excellence May 30-31
Water Data Update, posted May 31, 2007, Bureau of Reclamation
Bill Honoring Les Schwab is Drafted, Senator Whitsett, posted 5/31/07
OREGON: Democrats steal your giftcards VIDEO. 5/31/07
Judge rules against California Delta water system, posted May 31, 2007
Interior secretary scraps proposed changes to endangered species law, posted to KBC 5/31/07
Local fishing leader, 58, dies, The World Link, posted 5/31/07
Hidden costs of corn-based ethanol, diverting corn from food to fuel could create unprecedented turmoil, CSMonitor, posted 5/28/07 "With current technology, almost all of this biofuel would have to come from corn because there is no feasible alternative. However, achieving the 15 percent goal would require the entire current US corn crop, which represents a whopping 40 percent of the world's corn supply." More on ethanol, go HERE.
Walden continues push for long-term county payments extension, posted to KBC 5/28/07
Letter from Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong to the California Assembly regarding suction dredge mining, Assembly Bill 1032, posted to KBC 5/28/07. (Although there is considerable public perception that suction dredge mining has a substantial deleterious impact on various species, such as salmon, scientific studies do not generally support this view...)
From FERC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to Mr Bodnar, followed by letter from Mr. Bodnar to FERC regarding Klamath Dam relicensing, posted to KBC 5/28/07. ("Have the tribes considered that they overfish their area? It is well known that they use illegal nets to harvest excessive amounts of fish. I learned this from the locals who told me about the need to drop bales of hay into the river so that they would become so heavy enough with water to take out the illegal Indian nets.")
(California) Tribal casino oversight push hits legislative, legal hurdles; Governor's bid to boost audits rejected by Senate panel amid doubts about state's authority, Sacramento Bee 5/27/07