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Archive 82 - March 2009
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Around 1900, Link River, between Upper Klamath Lake and Lake Ewauna, occasionally went dry before the Klamath Project was built. There was no hydropower, no hatcheries, occasionally no fish (fish need water), no artificially-raised river flows or lake levels.  HERE for more

Removing Klamath dams doesn’t make any sense, H&N letter to editor by Bernie Agrons, 3/31/09

Vandals strike 10-foot bucket, H&N 3/31/09

Republicans Call for Action to Address Man-Made Drought, Projections: Up to 35,000 Jobs Lost and 300,000 Acres of Farm Land Unused, House of Representatives Natural Resource Committee 3/31/09

Obama signs bill protecting wilderness acreage, Capital Press 3/31/09

Lands bill includes federal wolf-kill compensation, Capital Press 3/31/09

TID is holding a Public Meeting at the Tulelake Fairgrounds on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m for update on water supply and water ordering rules.

Townhall meeting Tuesday March 31, 7:00 PM with Klamath County Commissioners at the Merrill Civic Center

Write/Email Congress with your story - how did the Endangered Species Act effect you? Your comments needed before March 31..here for information.

U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation weekly water report 3/23/09-3/30/09

Ocean salmon seasons on brink of big changes, Oregonian, posted to KBC 3/30/09. "Anglers are looking forward to one of the best (predicted, anyway) offshore salmon seasons in the memories of many; certainly the best of this century...wait a minute...this millenium! At a minimum, there appear to be enough coho salmon available to fish through much, maybe most, of the summer."

Jobless rate tops 13 percent, H&N, posted to KBC 3/30/09. HERE for more OREGON

Northern California counties post record-high jobless rates, H&N, posted to KBC 3/30/09. More California

Walden asks President Obama for help putting Oregonians back to work in the woods, Congressman Walden 3/30/09

Common sense on dams, water missing, H&N letter to editor by Charles Romary, posted to KBC  3/30/09

Dormant commerce clause is supreme as it related to the KBRA (Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement), 3/30/09 by Dr. Richard Gierak

Tucker accuses KBC of lying that the same tribes and environmental groups at the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA table petitioned against Klamath Water Users to end their affordable power rate. Read the blackmail that led to the KBRA:
Gimme a Break" from Karuk Tribe spokesman Craig Tucker to KBC, posted to KBC 7/25/07
Response to 'Gimme a Break" from KBC to Karuk Spokesman Craig Tucker, 7/25/07

Cost estimate to remove dams looks way too low, H&N letter by Tony Halda 3/29/09

KBC responds to Felice Pace article, Keno Reservoir and Interim Dam License Conditions – A Klamath Sleeper Issue, posted 3/29/08. Pace wants to downsize ag more and create more wetlands (there are already more than 100,000 acres of wetlands) or build a treatment plant, the same possibly proposed requirements as the Calif. water board. National Academy of Science Dr. William Lewis said this water was historically naturally saturated and laden with phosphorus. Also, 70 million tons of bird poop makes a lot of natural nitrogen, much being certified organic.

Letter to KBC by Nita Still, Montague, Calif, near the Klamath River, regarding the United Nations' plan for us detailing wilderness areas, depopulation, endangered species taking of land, dams,"sustainability.." 3/28/09. (KBC NOTE: Watch the film she sent. Most of us can't handle the thought of this massive power controlling us, they feel helpless, so they avoid the subject of the UN and it's agenda, passing it off as a conspiracy theory. Hitler's nation felt the same way. Thank you Nita for your diligence in sharing documentation to teach us where these land grabs, locked up resources, regulations, etc are coming from)

FERC ignores salmon mandates, recommends keeping Klamath dams, Capital Press 11/16/07. "The final environmental impact statement from the staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chose trapping and hauling fish around the dams rather than building expensive fish ladders and reducing power production to help salmon...The dams produce enough power for 70,000 households."

Klamath Project water is still shut off. Our winter water went into the ocean and refuges so the Klamath Lake did not fill. Last summer gov't agencies and the Nature Conservancy dynamited dikes to expand the lake, which takes more water to fill, and there's more evaporation. Today we are not pre-irrigating our fields. One biological opinion for salmon sends our stored water into the ocean, the other BO demands more water for suckers. National Marine Fishery Service has another biological opinion that they will not allow us to see. In the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: 21.5 "By entering into this Agreement, NMFS and FWS ...expressly reserve the right to make determinations and take actions as necessary to meet the requirements of the ESA and implementing regulations." 

Tribes want policies to help them aid nation’s hydropower needs, Indian Country, posted to KBC 3/27/09. (KBC NOTE: 4 Klamath River Tribes want to tear down our Klamath River hydropower serving 70,000 households annually. In the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, Klamath Tribe in addition to dam removal, wants to be given part of the reservation they sold, water rights "with the priority date of time immemorial", funds, and neighboring land.) Klamath Tribe document of intensions

Oregon's Water Resources Threatened, Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter 3/27/09.

USFWS To Take Another Look At Critical Habitat For Bull Trout In Columbia Basin (and Klamath), CBB 3/27/09

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review of bills and laws, 3/27/09

Oregonians for Food and Shelter Legislative Update 3/27/09

Updated allocations show severe water shortages will remain, California Farm Bureau Federation, posted to KBC 3/27/09. " ...it's a human tragedy. Valley towns are drying up and farmers are buying food to distribute to people they used to employ and provide paychecks...nearly 256,000 acre-feet of water that would have been available for export south of the delta washed into the Pacific Ocean as a result of the new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion aimed at protecting the delta smelt. All of this points directly to a need to improve our system of capture and conveyance in order to avoid the year-to-year whipsaw of environmental and hydrological variance,"

Humane Society Arguments Open Briefing In Appeals Court Sea Lion Removal Case, CBB 3/27/09

March 27 - Comments due on draft Klamath River TMDL implementation plan in Calif.

Wilderness protection bill gets Congress' OK, LA Times 3/26/09. "In California--which now has 14 million acres of wilderness (second only to Alaska, which has more than 57 million acres) -- the bill would protect about 700,000 additional acres from new roads and most commercial uses such as new mining, logging and energy development...Boxer is working to protect an additional 1.4 million acres of wilderness in California, including areas in the Angeles, Klamath, Lassen and Los Padres national forests."

"The establishment of an American Soviet government will involve the confiscation of large landed estates in town and country, and also, the whole body of forests, mineral deposits, lakes, rivers and so on." - William Z. Foster, National Chairman of the Communist Party USA, 1932)

Democrats Use Heavy-Handed Tactics to Pass Massive Lands Bill, House Natural Resources Committee Congressman Doc Hastings 3/26/09

Klamath Basin Dams Resolution by the Siskiyou County , and South Siskiyou County California Federated Republican Women, posted to KBC 3/26/09.

California can't afford more water problems, Capital Press 3/26/09

Government Gives People's Houses to “Endangered” Mice; A Federal Judge Will Consider PLF's Lawsuit This Week, PLF , posted to KBC 3/26/09

Off-Project Water Users call cops on Kandra at private board meeting, Board works to find water and power solutions for Off-Project farmers and ranchers March 24, 2009.

Rerun: Tribes dammed Klamath, Klamath Courier June 1, 2005, by Liz Bowen, Pioneer Press

Rerun: Solution save Klamath Dams: To the attention of Mr. Craig Tucker, fellow (anti-dam)campaignersm and Klamath Water Users, from Sean McKinney, Australia,  7/4/07. (KBC note: Australian company offered solution for algae removal, California Regional Water Quality Control Board scientist said it could fix the algae problem but blamed Upper Basin for the water quality problems, and Karuk spokesman Craig Tucker said it the algae and health problems are solved, he still wants the Klamath Dams out.)

Monday March 23, Klamath Water and Power Agency meeting. This is the group that will be allocating your water and power within or without the KBRA.

***AUDIO - Klamath Water User Association unadvertised 'public' meeting with Klamath Falls County Commissioners Al Switzer and Cheryl Hukill, explaining Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement to the Commissioners. Attending were KWUA board members Steve Kandra, Bob Gasser, executive director Greg Addington, and president Luther Horsley. Invited also was Becky Hyde, partner with Klamath Tribes and Sustainable NW,  who formed a new off-Project group.  Some of the issues discussed were Long Lake Storage, Klamath hydro dam removal, water allocations, and Klamath Basin Alliance. KBC NOTE: this file takes a while to download. posted 3/21/09

Klamath County Commissioners quiz settlement proponents, H&N, posted to KBC 3/21/09

***Draft agenda for final Klamath settlement agreement plenary session for 1/28/09 group closed-door negotiations, posted to KBC 3/21/09. "PAIL stands for “Policy, Administration, Implementation, and (State and Federal) Legislation” members (which includes several “subgroups” of people). It appears to be comprised of at least one (and in most cases several) representatives from the following entities:  PacificCorp; State of California; DOI; US Justice: NOAA Fisheries; Yurok Tribe; Karuk Tribe; Klamath Tribe;  NAGO; Klamath Water Users; Upper Klamath Water Users/Carl Scronce and Becky Hyde's new group; Humboldt County; and Siskiyou County. There are probably others that we don’t know about as of yet."
"Jon Hicks from Rec has been approached with this question before .PC has been having discussions with Reclamation re Keno and Link River dam going forward towards an ultimate dam removal."
*  "Do we use the final agreement or federal legislation to hard-wire implementation of TMDLs?"
*  "Environmental analysis should be at decommissioning stage, not before."
*  "For legislation to preempt local should not be very controversial."
*  "Flag for follow-up that USDOJ is still on board with concept that we are saving NEPA for later.
*  "
Want to avoid advocating for science instead of using a certain approach."

March 21, Klamath Falls townhall meeting on local issues, hosted by Oregon Rep Bill Garrard, posted 3/19/09

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Northern California Salmon Habitat, posted to KBC 3/20/09. Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen, North Coast Environmental Center, Klamath Riverkeeper are among Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement stakeholders suing the Calif. Water Quality Control Board to regulate water quality in the Klamath Basin. The historically warm, mineral laden water must become clean. February 2009 lawsuit. Court petition HERE.

Obama Announces Nomination For New Bureau Of Reclamation Commissioner, CBB, posted 3/21/09. "Connor served in the Department of the Interior, including as deputy director and then director of the Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office"

Siskiyou Supervisors Trash Fishing and Cal Trout, by Felice Pace, response by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor 3/21/09

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review, posted to KBC March 20, 2009

Appeals Court Upholds NOAA's Hatchery vs. Wild ESA Salmon Listing Policies, CBB, posted to KBC 3/21/09.

Dams Help Bald Eagles Extend Range in Nevada, Environment & Climate News, April Issue.

Ocean 'Indicators' Help Develop Forecasts For Columbia River Salmon Returns, CBB, posted to KBC 3/21/09. "The June 2008 trawls for chinook were 'the best that we've seen,' "

Ocean Conditions, Lack Of Biodiversity Likely Caused Sacramento River Chinook Collapse, CBB posted to KBC 3/21/09 3/20/09

March 21, Klamath Falls townhall meeting on local issues, hosted by Oregon Rep Bill Garrard, posted 3/19/09

Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors 3/17/09 response to letter by Calif. Secretary of Natural Resources Mike Chrisman. "Why is the state of Calif. so willing to sacrifice the economic well-being of one of its counties, particularly in light of the current economics in the United States."

Klamath Water and Power Agency Meeting Monday.

Klamath Lake Levels and River Flows 3/10/09-3/17/09

Pioneering ecologist to head NOAA, Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State says she's eager to take on issues including global warming, polluted coastal waters and severely depleted fish populations, LA Times 3/20/09

Council invites comment on options for 2009 ocean salmon seasons, Ore. Dept of Fish and Wildlife 3/20/09. "In meetings last week, the PFMC announced the strongest hatchery coho abundance forecast since 2001, raising prospects of a banner year for sport fishermen along the coast."

Oregon Banks in Our Economy, Oregon Senator  Doug Whitsett Newsletter 3/20/09

Jim Foley's presentation on unregulated Karuk Tribe dipnetting of Federally protected salmon, to the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors 3/17/09

TMDL Implementation Scoping Workshop Power Point Presentation at Tulelake by Calif. Regional Water Quality Control Board, March 2009

Regional Water Quality Control Board wants Klamath Project's historically putrid water to become cold and clean. Lawsuit by Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement parties causes Water Board to target Klamath Project water users. KBC report 3/16/09

Klamath TMDL public comment period drawing to a close, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC 3/16/09

3/16: NAIS comments due on proposed amendments.

Hydropower potential; Claims staked for regional power sites, H&N 3/15/09
Closed-system, pumped storage, H&N 3/15/09

Siskiyou worried about dams; County supervisors want to know alternatives, get real appraisal, H&N 3/15/09

* Hoopa Tribe pulls out of Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, letter from Hoopa attorneys to Department of Justice, posted to KBC 3/13/09. "...The KBRA lacks mandatory dam removal provisions, will produce water flows in the mainstem Klamath that violate the Tribe’s priority water rights affirmed in the 1995 and 1997 Solicitor’s Opinions, and will frustrate the tribal livelihood based on fisheries, rights affirmed in the 1993 Solicitor’s Opinion. The KBRA lacks a drought plan and yet demands assurances that Hoopa tribal rights will not be asserted, a claim waiver Hoopa will not approve..."

(KBC COMMENT: While we're on the subject of the Dept of Justice, let's remember that Dr. Thomas B. Hardy is the guy who was contracted by the Department of Justice to establish Indian water rights to be an expert witness for (and paid for by) the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the Klamath River adjudication process.  The BIA authorized Hardy in his 2000 contract $550,086. He used tribal biology paid for by individual tribes. After his  science" was found to be flawed, the Bureau of Reclamation hired him to create more science. Klamath Watershed in Perspective A review of historical hydrology of major features of the Klamath River Watershed and evaluation of Hardy Iron Gate Flow requirements. By Dr. K.A. Rykbost, Superintendent, Klamath Experiment Station, Oregon State University, and R. Todd, Klamath County Extension Office, Oregon State University. HERE for Power Point presentation. 3/25/04. HERE for Dr. Rykbost biography.  More on Hardy:
      5/23/08, Dr. Thomas Hardy support for the KBRA, posted to KBC 3/7/09
. Discusses evaporation, retiring farmland, and limiting groundwater pumping.

* Siskiyou Supervisors ask Obama to investigate dam issues, by Dale Andreasen Mount Shasta Area Newspapers, posted to KBC 3/13/09. "

Letter: No evidence to remove dams, Wallowa County Chieftain by Rex Cozzalio, Hornbrook, Calif

Stauntons win stewardship award, H&N 3/13/09

Double hit leaves Klamath dry, Low lake level, plus required river flow delay water deliveries, Capital Press 3/13/09. "...the biological opinion regarding Endangered Species Act protections for coho salmon in the Klamath River trumped the biological opinion aimed at protecting endangered suckers in the Upper Klamath Lake, said Addington. The ESA violated itself in February,"

Case of Rotter Dam, letter to the editor by John Robinson, Seiad Valley, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 3/13/09. "The county could give them the reservation they do not now have and recognition as a tribe the federal government has not given them. Give them the reservation they want and seem to need so badly but give it with the understanding they live the way they did before Columbus."

New taxes and fees proposed for Oregonians, Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett Newsletter 3/13/09. HERE for Whitsett newsletter and opinion page.

Pacific Fishery Management Council releases salmon abundance forecasts for 2009 fishing season, posted to KBC 3/13/09

Siskiyou supervisors release CDM statement, 3/13/09 Siskiyou Daily News 3/13/09

PLF PRESS RELEASE: New Fund Will Aid Family Farmer’s Defense Against Abusive Clean Water Act Regulators, posted to KBC 3/13/09

PLF PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court Is Right To Curb Lawsuits Against Sound Forest Management, posted to KBC 3/13/09

Hay growers consider water needs; Researcher discusses effects of irrigation cutoff on alfalfa, Capital Press, posted to KBC 3/13/09

House narrowly rejects public lands bill 3/13/09, OGJ

NOAA Fisheries Proposes Listing Columbia River Smelt As Threatened Under ESA, CB Bulletin 3/13/09

States Begin Trapping Salmon-Eating Sea Lions, CB Bulletin 3/13/09

U.S. House defeat of wilderness bill, Oregonian 3/11/09. "The sprawling legislation is 164 separate bills bundled together, designating more than 2 million acres of wilderness in nine states. It would create three national parks, more than 1,000 miles of wild and scenic rivers -- including about 90 miles in Oregon -- and three national conservation areas."

President Obama's list of earmarks on spending bill, Sacramento Bee 3/11/09

OREGON - Obama signs U.S. budget into law; Oregon gets $211 million in goodies. Oregonian 3/11/09

CALIFORNIA - Obama signs spending bill; California scores big on pet projects, Sacramento Bee 3/11/09

(Oregon) coho fishing holds promise; Chinook fishing likely to be nil, Umpqua Post 3/10/09

Field burning returns to Oregon legislative agenda, Capital Press 3/10/09
Legislative Alert from Oregon Seed  Council Director:
Both bills are scheduled for hearings THIS week.   The hearing on HB-2183 is Wednesday March 11, at 3:00 in hearing room D; and the hearing on SB-528 is Thursday March 12, at 3:00 in hearing room C.  Please plan on attending,even if you don't wish to testify. Having the rooms filled with farmers will show legislators that any attempt to regulate farm practices will be opposed.  Legislators attempting to ban any agricultural practice must get the message that you as farmers are the best to decide which agricultural practices work best. From Oregonians for Food and Shelter
HB-2183 http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb2100.dir/hb2183.intro.pdf
SB-528  http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb0500.dir/sb0528.intro.pdf

Klamath Lake Levels and River Flows, 3/1/09-3/8/09

Put water storage in proposed (Klamath) agreement, H&N letter by David Hill, Merrill, posted to KBC 3/10/09

Removal of wolf protections upheld, Washington Post, posted to KBC 3/10/09

BiOp Court Hearing: Redden Says 'I Think It Is Very Close' To Being Legal, CB Bulletin, posted to KBC 3/10/09

The Bureau of Reclamation told us, "The 2009 Operations Plan will not be released until after April 1st. We wait until we receive the April 1st forecast before it's finalized."

PRESS RELEASE: (U.S. Congressman from Oregon) Greg Walden helps lead bipartisan effort to reduce catastrophic wildfire, 3/10/09. HERE for AUDIO

H.R. 875 - A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. KBC NOTE: This bill on food regulations is preceded by a commentary sent to KBC this morning; the bill would drastically change our lives. posted to KBC 3/10/09

* NEWS RELEASE: Reclamation Announces Delayed Water Deliveries for Klamath Project, 3/10/09. "The current lake level and lower than average estimated inflow may potentially delay the start of operations to mid-April with deliveries in late April."

* NEWS RELEASE: Klamath Water Users Association reaction to announcement on delay in water deliveries, KWUA 3/10/09. "Addington echoed that a key difference is predictability.  “Klamath Lake most likely would not be drawn down to where it is today if we were under the KBRA.  There would have been a sensible, integrated operation before now based on management for fish, wildlife and irrigation.” (KBC NOTE: The KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement mandates Klamath dam removal (decimating Siskiyou County economy), downsizing off-Project irrigation by 30,000 acre feet (further decimating their agricultural economy), downsizing the Klamath Project, introducing endangered fish and fish parasites/lamprey into the Klamath Basin, giving the Klamath Tribes a forest they previously sold to be put into a tax-exempt trust, and giving control of our water to a group, within the KBRA, of tribes, environmental groups, agencies and 2 farm groups rather than the public and elected officials with, so far, NO transparency. Project irrigators must agree to this KBRA or, as an example with this current blackmail to shut off the irrigation water, they will be denied water predictability (not water guarantees). The KBRA does not exempt irrigators from Biological Opinions, Endangered Species Act, or Clean Water Act regulations that can deny them water.)

Bureau of Reclamation Tulelake leaseland bid winners, posted to KBC 3/10/09

Karuk Tribal Vice President and spiritual leader Leaf Hillman: Taxpayers help miners hurt fish habitat followed by 31 Comments, Sacramento Bee , posted to KBC 3/8/09. "Hillman, who lives in Orleans, is charged with one count corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, and with two special allegations: inflicting great bodily injury and using a deadly weapon. Hillman's bail has been set at $50,000....the victim had been "hit on the head with a beer bottle"

Petitioners explain claims against tribal fishery at Ishi Pishi Falls, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC 3/7/09

Environmental groups want to ‘re-wild’ U.S., H&N letter by Nita Still 3/7/09

5/9/08, Karuk Press Release: Klamath Science Meeting regarding Klamath Restoration Agreement, posted to KBC 3/7/09.

Compilation of Information to Inform USFWS Principals on Technical Aspects of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Relating to Fish and Fish Habitat Conditions

4/30/08 - Review comments of Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries Department of KBRA

5/23/08, Dr. Thomas Hardy support for the KBRA, posted to KBC 3/7/09. Discusses evaporation, retiring farmland, and limiting groundwater pumping.

Senator listens to water law concerns; Sen. Wyden’s staff presented with 1,800 signatures against Klamath deal, Capital Press 3/6/09

Klamath TMDL, by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 3/6/09. "...rather than attempt to clear algae from reservoirs, PacifiCorp/Power’s ratepayers may be asked to fund the establishment of wetlands in the upper basin to filter nutrients or perhaps fund a water treatment plant at a narrow point like the Klamath Straits Drain to treat the water or mechanically remove algae and organic matter before it comes down river."

Editorial: Removing dams costly, unwarranted, Wallowa Chieftain editorial, posted to KBC 3/6/09

Oregon is on the Wrong Course, Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett newsletter 3/6/09. " The manipulation of energy costs through public policy simply violates the civil rights of those who must choose between heating their homes and feeding their children."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review of bills and laws, 3/6/09

Oregonians for Food and Shelter Legislative Update 3/6/09

(Yurok) Tribe hopes to return condors to Klamath; Possible release of large endangered birds could mean sightings in the Rogue Valley, new hunting regulations, Mail Tribune 3/6/09. "The tribe last spring received a $200,000 federal grant toward studying the feasibility of a reintroduction"

March 5-6: Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference

Group files petition to stop Karuk Tribe from fishing Klamath River, KDRV Channel 12, 3/5/09, plus comments 'Karuk killing of salmon'

Petition seeks to eliminate tribal fishing near Somes Bar, Siskiyou Daily News 3/5/09

March 4, Tulelake, public meeting and comments regarding Water Quality regulations.  

3/2: Sign-up for USDA conservation grants

Opposition grows to Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement:
Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee Opposes Klamath Dam Removal, Invites Others' Support, Pioneer Press 3/4/09
Respecting Siskiyou County Resolution, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 2/23/09. "...
California Republican Party; Endorses, the Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee's support of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors resolutions; opposing dam removal, and proposed solutions for the Klamath Basin,..."
Natural Resources Advisory Council opposes Klamath plan, H&N 3/1/09

Karuks Tribal leaders' lawsuits, environmentalists and dam removal, opinion by Nita Still, Pioneer Press 3/4/09.

PRESS RELEASE: Siskiyou County addresses CDM/Camp Dresser and McKee Report, regarding $800 million in new costs previously undisclosed by the principals in the Agreement in Principle, posted 3/4/09

Statement of Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors regarding cover-up of CDM report by the Department of the Interior. The report unveils millions or billions of expenses in Klamath dam removal to be paid by ratepayers or taxpayers, posted 3/4/09

Siskiyou County Supervisors to Calif. Congressman Wally Herger regarding the Agreement in Principal, AIP, and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement process, posted 3/4/09

Siskiyou County letter to President Barack Obama regarding the AIP and removing Klamath River hydropower dams, posted 3/4/09

Siskiyou County letter to Committee Management Secretariat regarding Federal Advisory Committee Act and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, posted 3/4/09

NEWS RELEASE - Overturning ESA Rule Will Hinder Job Creating Projects While Doing Little to Recover Endangered Species, 3/3/09, House Committee on Natural Resources.

Klamath Lake Levels and River flows 2/23/09-3/2/09.

EPA says farm dust requires regulation! Capital Press , posted to KBC 3/3/09.

HR45, Gun Control bill in House of Representatives. You can be searched, fined, imprisoned for not complying...26 pages of regulations, posted 3/3/09

Don't ignore hydroelectric, The Coloradoan, posted to KBC 3/3/09. "...the reports indicate that the hydroelectric facilities costs are nominally 25 percent of, or less than, the same costs for wind and solar."

3/2/09 - PRESS RELEASE: Petition calls for end to ‘widespread and wanton’ killing of salmon  "The New 49’ers and a coalition of North State and other organizations is demanding that the State of California end the “widespread and wanton” destruction of the threatened Coho salmon and other fish in the Klamath River by the very people who claim to be guardians of the environment."

3/2/09 - Petition filed today with the State of California to stop the unlawful killing of salmon by the Karuk Tribe along the Klamath River in northern California. "The Tribe, Commission and Department are actively involved in efforts to restrict other economic activities in the Klamath Basin, including but not limited to local agriculture, logging, mining and hydroelectric generation. Indeed, the Tribe has commenced one federal and two state lawsuits..."

Oct 25, 2007 - Karuk Tribe minutes discussing the Hoopa Tribe efforts to get fishing rights for the Karuks, and Karuk plant to purchase a power plant.

(Siskiyou) County letter calls for coordination, Siskiyou Daily News 3/2/09

Due to a typographical error in the February 27th Calif. Farm Bureau Friday Review, the two water bond proposals were reported as "$15 million" and "$9.98 million", when in fact they should have been reported as "$15 billion" and $9.98 billion" respectively.

World News of interest: Hillary Clinton Pledges $900 Million to Rebuild Gaza, Newsmax, posted to KBC 3/2/09

Economic stimulus funding for water infrastructure projects, Family Farm Alliance 3/2/09

Natural Resources Advisory Council opposes Klamath plan, H&N 3/1/09

Siskiyou officials oppose Klamath dam removal, VIDEO and article KDRV, posted to KBC 3/1/09.

Dam-removal measure bad deal for ratepayers, H&N 3/1/09, by energy attorney Brad Van Cleve, Portland

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