Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Fighting for Our Right to Irrigate Our Farms and Caretake Our Natural Resources

5 Good Articles from CNSNews.com

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Feds Wage War on Farming Veterans 
... as a fighter pilot 55 years ago with what he and his fellow veterans-turned-farmers are experiencing today at the hands of their own government in Klamath Basin. Christy and 213 other war veterans came home from defending their country in the mid-1940s and were lured by the U.S. government to Klamath ...

Sucker Fish Endangers Farmers 
... of almost 2,000 farm and ranch families in Oregon and California. On April 7th, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) notified rural families in the Klamath Basin Project, a watershed straddling the California and Oregon border, that nearly all the irrigation water in the basin had been shifted to save ... http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/5/4/212730.shtml  

Endangered Species Act Under Congressional Scrutiny 
... a trip to Oregon to investigate how the Endangered Species Act is hurting farmers and ranchers. Thousands of people gathered earlier this week in Klamath Falls, Ore., to protest the ESA and the way it is being applied. Farmers say the law is depriving them of a nearly century-old water source for crop ... http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/5/9/172339.shtml 

Buckets of Heartache 
... 13,000 Americans tried to bring attention to what's wrong with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and how it is being implemented. Farmers in Klamath Falls, Ore., have been denied water to irrigate 250,000 acres of cropland and pasture throughout the basin. This decision affects 1,400 farm families directly ...

Bill Would Fix Flaws in Endangered Species Act 
... interests of farmers and ranchers with the preservation of endangered wildlife. In a statement, Sen. Smith pointed to what's happening in Oregon's Klamath Basin as a good example of how the Endangered Species Act desperately needs improvement: "We are managing the water resources in this basin ...


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