Archive 97 - June 2010
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Miner refund bill dies in committee, Siskiyou Daily News 6/30/10

Klamath County - USDA Livestock Forage Disaster Program, posted to KBC 6/30/10

Scott Valley farmers under new attack, by Liz Bowen, Pienpolitics, posted to KBC 6/30/10. "Glen Spain, a leader of the Enviro group called Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Assoc. and in reality does not represent true fishermen, spewed outrageous rhetoric throughout the lawsuit." Here for lawsuit

* Tulelake Irrigation District lawsuit on KBRA; must respond by 7/30/10

KBRA videos

* Consequences of Dam Removal; interviews with home and business owners regarding the effects of removing Savage Rapids Dam in Oregon, June 8, 2010
* 2002 Chinook Fish Kill a Big Lie; What caused the salmon deaths? do we need to save salmon? video by Dr. Richard Gierak 6/18/10
* Saving Salmon?; Removal of Savage Rapids Dam to Save Salmon in Southern Oregon, 6/9/10

Klamath Basin Refuge management public comment by June 28

Luke 15:12, PrayerPage verses for Sunday 6/20/10, Father's Day, sent by Jim Foley.

Klamath should help create a coalition against KBRA, by Tom Mallams, H&N 6/20/10

Biological Opinion of National Marine Fishery Service from 3/15/10

Klamath Basin water shortage has a trickle-down effect, H&N, posted to KBC 6/19/10

Wetlands Projects in Oregon and Washington Get Boost from Federal Grants, USFWS 6/18/10: "The grants are among a total of $35.7 million the commission approved for refuge acquisitions and wetlands grants for migratory birds"

KWAPA public meeting 6/25/10, Langell Valley forbearance program

Gold Miners Shafted by Democrats in the State Assembly, Aanestad Refund Measure Hijacked With Hostile Amendment 6/15/10

County letter to Salazar alleges failure to meet dam settlement commitments, Siskiyou Daily , posted to KBC 6/14/10

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review, 6/11/10

Agreement fuels Klamath discord, Capital Press 6/10/10

City: DEQ proposal too strict, expensive, H&N 6/9/10

State Sen. Whitsett says ‘sue them,’ H&N 6/9/10

Kulongoski to visit the Basin, H&N 6/8/10

Groups advocating for funds for all irrigators, H&N 6/9/10

Klamath Basin Restoration Act, Klamath Reclamation Project Related Issues (A, B&C ground), posted to KBC 6/6/10

No water for some (Klamath) irrigators, H&N posted to KBC 6/6/10 (5/19 article)

"Suit is filed against the Bureau of Reclamation by the Pacific  Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations. They charge that the Klamath Project is not providing enough water to endangered fish in the Lower Klamath River." Herald and News May 2000.

< 1900 Link River often went dry before the Klamath Project was built



Farming a better use for water than biomass, H&N letter by Keith Cook, posted to KBC 6/5/10

(Klamath) Basin farms face pests, H&N , posted to KBC 6/5/10

(Klamath Basin) Onion farmers losing stands H&N, posted to KBC 6/5/10

Runoff is key to area hydrology, H&N, posted to KBC 6/5/10

Try something different; dredge the lake instead, H&N letter by Steve Souder, posted to KBC 6/5/10

***Assembly passes ban on carrying unloaded handguns in public, Sacramento Bee, posted to KBC 6/4/10

111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5088 Clean Water Act, posted to KBC 6/4/10. Government would control, "all other waters, including intrastate lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, or natural ponds..."

Capitol Update CFRW, proposed bills: marijuana, gay pride, plastic bags, and handguns.

Klamath farmers face 'worrisome' water situation, CFBF, posted to KBC 6/4/10. Addington, “It (Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA) is still very controversial, but at the end of the day we’ve got to pursue strategies and policies that give us some degree of stability here, where we have none now.” KBC NOTE: Regarding the KBRA, Siskiyou County, home of 3 Klamath River Dams, opposes the KBRA. Klamath County poll showed only 5% favored the closed-door KBRA negotiations and 11% favored dam removal. The KBRA promises a LIMIT, not a promise, on water available for agriculture, and there is no drought plan.

ICMJ Mining Journal, posted 6/4/10

Groups sue for more water over dams for salmon (Columbia and Snake Rivers), Capital Press 6/4/10. KBC NOTE: the usual litigators, Earth Justice for PCFFA, who have countless suits against Klamath farmers and miners.