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Please email to us your testimony if you would like it posted on KBC.
Testimony of witnesses to House Resource
to House Resource Committee:
ESA Table of Contents, go HERE
ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES, before and after the hearing.
9/7/04 Following are three
opinion pieces that ran in Friday's Capital Press,
all addressing the July
17th congressional field hearing on Endangered Species Act
implementation in the Klamath Basin:
July Klamath Congressional Field Hearing – What Was Learned? "This interview was publicly released by the National Water Resources Association (NWRA) earlier this week." Interview with Dan Keppen, Executive Director of Klamath Water Users Association, posted to KBC 8/1/04.
Klamath ESA Congressional Hearing, AgAlert California Farm Bureau 7/21/04. "Vogel said. "The two sucker populations are now conclusively known to be much greater in size, demonstrating major increases in recruitment, and are found over a much broader geographic range than originally reported in the 1988 ESA listing notice. Despite this indisputable empirical evidence, current implementation of the ESA does not provide the flexibility necessary to down-list or delist the species." (The following articles ---USFWS refusing to delist the suckers, proves Vogel's point. KBC)
Committee to "Gut" and "Rollback" Endangered Species Act Tomorrow, July 20, 2004 by Brian Kennedy
Congressional subcommittee hearing on the ESA, Solutions for the ESA, Pioneer Press 7/19/04.
Rally Photos by Barbara Hall, Klamath Bucket Brigade 7/17/04. Thank you Barb!
Notes by Barbara Hall, Klamath Bucket Brigade, taken at House Resource Committee field hearing in Klamath Falls 7/17/04.
Below are several news stories and an editorial that ran regarding Saturday's congressional field hearing in Klamath Falls: July 17 - 19.
"Hear us Out" - Herald and News
"Opposing Viewpoints Converge" - Herald and News
"Witness by Witness - What They Said" - Herald and News
"How to Start: Walden's Crucial Question" - Herald and News Editorial Board
"House Panel Reviews Species Act" - Associated Press
Too much opinion, by Dr Doug Whitsett, President of Water for Life, H&N 7/14/04.
One voice to fit all tribes at species act hearing, H&N 7/13/04. There are no current Klamath Basin farmers speaking at this hearing. However, we are, as ALL AMERICANS are, invited to submit written testimony on impacts of the ESA to you. Thank you, Resources Committee, for this opportunity. KBC
KWUA perspective on the 2002 and 2003 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reviews, posted July 12, 2004
Tribes to stage
hearing protest, witness list for congressional
field hearing does not include Allen Foreman,
July Klamath Congressional Field Hearing – What Will Be Learned? Dan Keppen, Executive Director of the Klamath Water Users Association, talked with the NWRA about the upcoming Congressional field hearing scheduled for July 17. "Next year, unless biological opinions change, and regardless of actual hydrologic conditions, we’re going to be developing another 100,000 acre-feet of water for those purposes. Again, we question whether that water is actually helping the environment because the underlying biological opinions are flawed."
Amend the ESA congressional hearing, Pioneer Press July 7, 2004. "Economic loss is not counted in the ESA decisions. Local business leaders estimate that the termination of the 2001 water deliveries inflicted $200 million worth of economic damage on the Klamath Basin community."
IF YOU THINK THE ESA IS BAD LAW, BE THERE TO HELP CHANGE IT! 6/29/04 notice by Snorin Bear (radio show host).
PRESS RELEASE: Resources Committee to hold ESA Hearing on The Klamath Project, 6/21/04."The water shut-off in the Klamath Basin is a dramatic example of how, after 30 years, the Endangered Species Act has failed the species it was designed to recover. Unintended consequences have devastated communities."
Klamath to host congressional hearing, June 15, 2004, H&N.
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