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Congressman Tom McClintock 4th District California

Department of Interior Federal Register: over 2 million acres proposed critical habitat for yellow legged frog and Yosemite toad, 1,105,400 acres. 750,926 acres in Yosemite: Part 2  Part 3 Public Comments due June 24, 2013. Mining and timber country..."Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Alpine, Mariposa, Mono, Madera, Tuolumne, Fresno, and Inyo Counties, California." Sparked by lawsuit by Center for Biological Diversity
Letter by U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock on NPS Merced River Management Plan draft EIS regarding preserving Yosemite for people to use and enjoy, posted to KBC 5/7/13.
Senator Diane Feinstein's bill to create over 900,00 more acres of wilderness. posted to KBC 5/7/13.

Congressmen rip Park Service for huge Calif. blaze, Mercury News 10/25/12. "Massive wildfires cause air pollution, environmental damage and threaten people and wildlife, McClintock said. "Any squirrel fleeing a fire knows this...which leads me to the unflattering but inescapable conclusion that today our forest management policy is in the hands of people who lack the simple common sense that God gave a squirrel." McClintock said the current policy is that "we have to destroy the forest in order to save it," a notion that he described as "New Age nonsense."

Congressman Tom McClintock E-News 4/27/12. "The subcommittee sits today to hear two bills, one removing government impediments to development of one of the cheapest and cleanest forms of electricity generation and one proposing more government subsidies for one of the most expensive forms of water delivery,"

We've Heard this Song Before, Congressman Tom McClintock, posted to KBC 1/31/12, regarding President Obama's State of the Union Address.

Rep. Tom McClintock released the following statement in response to Klamath legislation expected to be introduced by Sen. Merkley, 10/10/11. "“Amidst spiraling electricity prices and chronic electricity shortages the effort to tear down four perfectly good hydroelectric dams at enormous cost to ratepayers and taxpayers is insane. These dams produce up to 155 megawatts of the cleanest and cheapest electricity on the planet – enough for 155,000 homes..."

VIDEO: Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water and Power, in Opposition to Klamath Dam Removal. House Floor, posted to KBC 10/9/11.

"California: A Morality Tale in Three Parts" - a speech U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock gave to the Council for National Policy, posted to KBC 10/8/11.

Remarks To The Major Donors Of Hillsdale College, Constitution Week, September 2011, by Igor Birman, Congressman McClintock's Chief of Staff. "I remember vividly the week before my parents, my brother, my grandmother and I left Moscow for the United States.  As we went to say good-bye to my uncle in St. Petersburg, Russian authorities ransacked our little apartment..."

California Public Hearing on Public Lands Access by U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock, 9/15/11

VIDEO: Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water and Power, in Opposition to Klamath Dam Removal. House Floor, posted to KBC 10/9/11.

"California: A Morality Tale in Three Parts" - a speech U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock gave to the Council for National Policy, posted to KBC 10/8/11.

California U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock speech on the House floor regarding Klamath Dam destruction 9/22/11.

California Public Hearing on Public Lands Access by U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock, 9/15/11

"Tom's (McClintock's) thoughts on tonight's vote in the House to raise the debt limit. Tom opposed it and wrote the attached vote explanation.S. 365 – “Budget Control Act of 2011:” NO. From Calif. U. S. Congressman Tom McClintock 8/1/11

Congressman Tom McClintock update 6/29/11

McClintock: Water Actually ‘Abundant’, California Political News, posted to KBC 6/8/11

Klamath issues: "Protecting the Federal Hydropower Investment: A Stakeholder's Perspective" Opening Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock, Chairman, House Water and Power Subcommittee.  Oversight Hearing on “Protecting the Federal Hydropower Investment:  A Stakeholder’s Perspective,” posted to KBC 5/21/11.

California U.S. Congressman McClintock e-news 3/28/11: Letter to Obama regarding Libya, Identifying Federal Regulations that Impede Job Creation and Slow the Economy, House Water and Power Subcommittee Oversight Hearing, Beteran's HIstory Project, etc
House Water and Power Subcommittee Oversight Hearing on Federal Power Marketing Administrations, Calif. U.S. Congressman McClintock, posted to KBC 3/28/11

To Remove or Not:  The Fight Begins, California lawmaker’s amendments aim to stop funding of studies on Klamath River dam removal, H&N, posted to KBC  3/13/11
Statements for and against on the House floor
, H&N, 3/6/11
Many Basin lawmakers back proposed amendments, H&N 3/6/11

Congressman McClintock speaks on Klamath, delta issues to House, Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 3/3/11

Congressman Tom McClintock – Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing Opening Statement 3/2/11

Chairman McClintock: We must restore abundance as the cornerstone of our federal water and power policies, House Natural Resources Committee 3/2/11.

Ron Arnold: Congress should stop funding Big Green lawsuits against the government, posted 2/26/11 Washington Examiner. "Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., chairman of the House Natural Resource Committee's Power and Water Subcommittee, introduced an amendment to the House's $1.2 trillion continuing resolution bill to permanently defund NFWF...amendment failed..." KBC NOTE - NFWF funds groups like American Rivers, on the KBRA stakeholder group, which sues the government, often with taxpayer money. American Rivers suit intends to demolish Snake River dams. George Soros and NFWF fund National Wildlife Federation.

2/25/11 - Following are links to video of the entire House Floor debate about Congressman McClintock’s amendment #296 to the Continuing Resolution, the Klamath Dam Removal Study funding cut.  Date:  February 18, 2011 from 4:44 PM to 5:05 PM.  The final vote on Amendment 296 was 215 in favor 210 opposing the amendment. Calif. Congressman Wally Herger and Oregon Congressman Greg Walden supported the amendment:
Part 1 = http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=38662&MDID=629554&MDSeed=6638&Type=Media
Part 2 = http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=38662&MDID=629555&MDSeed=118&Type=Media
Part 3 = http://mediacenter.tveyes.com/downloadgateway.aspx?UserID=38662&MDID=629564&MDSeed=1565&Type=Media 
House approves amendment blocking funding for Klamath dam removal study.  KDRV Staff 2/22/11

Statement by Representative Tom McClintock on the Klamath Agreement

"At a time when Californians are paying the highest electricity prices in the Continental United States and when officials can’t guarantee enough electricity to keep the lights on, the decision to deliberately destroy 155 megawatts of the cleanest and cheapest electricity available is simply insane.  The Klamath Agreement, if actually consummated, will rank as one of the great follies of the Schwarzenegger administration."

2/16/11 - Congressman McClintock successfully defunded by amendment the $1.9 million+ dam removal study at the EPA from a funding bill. Lars mentioned this on his show at about 2:40pm today. Respectfully, Jeff Woodwick

"3. [112nd] H.AMDT.33 to H.R.1 An amendment numbered 297 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce funds used for the Klamath Dam Removal and Sedimentation Study being conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Fish and Wildlife Service by $1.897 million and apply the amount to the deficit reduction account.
Sponsor: Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] (introduced 2/16/2011 Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2011 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the McClintock amendment (A023) Agreed to by voice vote."


Senator Tom McClintock newsletter on Obamacare, forest management, national debt, and district events 2/11/11

Siskiyou letter requests McClintock’s help on Klamath issues, Siskiyou Daily News 1/26/11

Auburn dam back in play as McClintock takes over House panel, Sacramento Bee 1/16/11. "McClintock said he'll conduct oversight hearings, suggesting that San Joaquin River and Klamath River restoration projects might be ripe targets."

Dam Removal, Channel 5 News, Video, including audio by Calif. Congressman Tom McClintock, posted to KBC 1/8/10. Congressmen McClintock and Hastings are against dam removal, and Siskiyou County voted against it 4-1.


"On the Record with Greta Van Susteren"

Congressman McClintock questions Medicare’s Chief Actuary about budgetary claims made by supporters of the new health care law.  January 26, 2011.

Lawmaker to chair water subcommittee, McClintock could head KBRA hearings, H&N 12/31/10

Rep. McClintock's remarks on H.Res. 1254, 3:43-minute video. (KBC Summary: President Obama wants to put 3 million acres of Modoc and Lassen counties into Modoc Plateau National Monument. In May 2010 Modoc County unemployment was 18.2%, 60% of the land is controlled by the government. The designation would end use of natural resources: grazing, timber and minerals, further devastating the counties. Interior is withholding 2016 pages of documents to Congress, with contributions by several gov't agencies.)

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