Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Amend the ESA
Time to improve the Endangered Species Act, Washington Times, posted to KBC 5/22/12, by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings
In our view: Improve the Endangered Species Act, The Columbian, posted to KBC 1/18/12
NEWS RELEASE: Klamath County Republican Central Committee 3/11/11. Resolve to "reform the ESA."
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.
Congressman (Radanovich) launches effort to ease ESA, Capital Press, posted 2/27/09. "Radanovich, who has represented the 19th Congressional District for seven terms, said he has the support from his Valley colleagues and hopes to convince both California senators of the importance of keeping water flowing to farmers."
Posted 12/22/08 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior; National Marine Fisheries Service; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Commerce. ACTION: Final rule of Endangered Species Act. Effective Date Jan. 15, 2009. Or HERE.
PLF applauds today's ESA regulatory changes: They will help the Federal Economic Stimulus Package", Pacific Legal Foundation 12/11/08
Secretary Kempthorne Proposes Narrow Changes To ESA Consultation Process, DOI, Office of the Secretary 8/11/08
Interior secretary scraps proposed changes to endangered species law, posted to KBC 5/31/07
Major overhaul of ESA proposed, Capital Press, posted to KBC 4/8/07
Endangered Species Act changes in the works; Officials are considering changing enforcement of the 1973 law to protect animals, a leaked draft reveals, LA Times, FOLLOWED BY: Endangered species reform may be imminent, Western Round Table 3/28/07
Time to make ESA reform high priority, Capital Press 3/12/07, followed by Thompson launches species recovery bill, Times Standard(KBC NOTE: Democrat Congressmen Blumenauer and Thompson have constantly advocated downsizing agriculture in the Klamath Basin. They got rid of ESA reform advocate Pombo and now have a "reform" bill to give farmers tax breaks for transforming their farmland into endangered species habitat. How many taxes does one pay for crops if their land is habitat? Pombo advocated 'just compensation' for landowners.)