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 Dr. Paul R. HouserDr. Paul R. Houser
* Scientist and whistleblower 
* expert on 'Scientific Integrity'
* highest level scientist in the Bureau of Reclamation
* only scientist in the D.C. office
FIRED for exposing scientific fraud by Interior to destroy Klamath River hydroelectric dams

www.prhouser.com

Dr. Paul R. Houser biography

Scientific Misconduct and False Science Page

Top Government Scientist fired for telling the truth about Klamath dam destruction, YouTube, posted to KBC 11/14/13.

Interior denies spinning Klamath science, 3/25/13, PEER.
RESPONSE - Statement of Dr. Paul R. Houser, Hydrometeorologist 3/25/13. "The DISO informed me of her decision to dismiss my February 24, 2012 allegation in a letter dated January 29, 2013. This letter made significant references to the August 2012 expert panel report, but did not actually provide the report. ... This report was only made available after repeated requests made to the DISO via phone/email, a December FOIA request and several requests from Congressional committees....through a very narrow panel charge and through its own de-scoping, the important aspects of my allegation were not evaluated, and no actual investigation was done. So, it seems my allegation really has not yet been addressed ."

* Letter from House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar regarding Klamath River Dam science misconduct by Interior in firing whistleblower Dr. Paul Houser. Hastings requests documents regarding communications by March 15.

Klamath Falls- Government scientist gets fired for telling the truth, townhall.com , posted to KBC 1/20/13

I Spy Radio, "Last year, we interviewed Dr. Paul Houser, who's become known as the "Klamath Whistleblower" for his efforts to expose how the Bureau of Reclamation was misrepresenting the science behind the effort to remove four perfectly good hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. We wanted to get an update from him and also talk with Marcia Armstrong, a Siskiyou County Supervisor, to hear 1/26/13

Statement from Dr. Paul Houser, Klamath dams whistleblower 12/13/12 on DOI's firing him for exposing Interior's lack of scientific integrity: "The settlement of my wrongful firing “whistleblower” claim is very good to get behind me. I can’t say much about the settlement, but that it was a good solution for me personally and it did not result in getting my job back. My scientific misconduct allegation is being handled separately and is still under investigation. The Department of the Interior had the final outside panel report delivered back in August/September. I have repeatedly asked the Department for their findings and they indicate that statements will be issued soon."
Here for Dr. Paul Houser Page

Fired scientist resolves whistleblower complaint with feds (regarding Klamath dam study), Capitol Press, posted to KBC 12/9/12.  "While Houser's personnel issue was resolved, the scientific integrity issues he raised were outside the jurisdiction of the Office of Special Council, Ruch said. Kelly has said that Houser's complaints are under investigation."

* KLAMATH DAMS: Full Committee Oversight Hearing on "Oversight of the Actions, Independence and Accountability of the Acting Inspector General of the Dept. of the Interior." 8/2/12. Attorney General Miss Kendall questioned by California U. S. Congressman Tom McClintock regarding whistleblower Dr. Paul Houser, Bureau of Reclamation top scientist and Integrity Officer overseeing Klamath Dam science. For exposing integrity issues of the Department of the Interior he was fired by his boss, who happened to be a member of a stakeholder's group advocating for dismantling Klamath River dams, a huge conflict of interest. Listen to the astounding audio of Kendall's responses to McClintock.

Klamath science-informed process needs improvement, by Dr. Paul R. Houser, Guest writer, Herald and News 7/15/12. Klamath Dam whistleblower Houser responds to USGS KBRA lead scientist Dennis Lynch: "In April 2011, I was hired as the Bureau of Reclamation’s science adviser and scientific integrity officer. After I questioned the accuracy of science reporting and summary documents related to the Klamath Secretarial Decision, I faced systematic reprisal and my job as the Bureau of Reclamation’s science advisor was terminated...."

Paul R. Houser: Dam removal holds risks, uncertainties, Redding Record Searchlight, posted to KBC June 26, 2012

Dennis Lynch, lead Klamath Dam removal scientist, blasts Houser in the media, and former top scientist in Bureau of Reclamation and science integrity officer, Dr. Houser, responds. 6/16/12.

Dr. Paul R. Houser, Former Bureau of Reclamation Science Advisor and Scientific Integrity Officer, whistleblower on Klamath dam removal science misconduct, responds to Curtis Knight, California Trout's, attack, 5/29/12

VIDEO: Dr. Paul Houser, Klamath River Basin Dam Removal Whistleblower Presentation in Yreka, Calif. Video by Robert Exter, posted 5/29/12.

***Dr. Paul Houser comes to Klamath Falls and Yreka May 6th and 7th.

Klamath KBRA scientist, Dr. Paul Houser, whistleblower letter to Siskiyou County Supervisors, posted to KBC 2/27/12

Allegation of scientific and scholarly misconduct and reprisal for a disclosure concerning the biased summarization of key scientific conclusions for the Klamath River dam removal Secretarial determination process, from Dr. Paul R. Houser, Science Advisor and Scientific Integrity Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, Washington D.C., to Office of the Executive Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs, Department of the Interior, posted to KBC 2/27/12.

Dr. Houser attachments to letter to Siskiyou Supervisors, posted to KBC 3/2/12

KBC News asked Dr. Houser his opinion of Interior's  peer review report  and of the peer reviewers?"
Dr. Paul Houser's review of Interior's Klamath Dam Removal EIS/EIR Peer-Review and Peer-Reviewers

INTERVIEWS -

AUDIO: Dr. Paul Houser, whistleblower on Klamath dam destruction agenda by Secretary of the Interior. Houser was Bureau of Reclamation's top scientist ands Scientific Integrity Officer. However the Bureau FIRED Houser when he exposed "intentional falsefication," "bias,", "(Interior's) predetermined intention (to destroy Klamath dams,)" KCNR/We the People Radio, posted to KBC 3/18/12. "I don't see that scientific justification (to take out Klamath Dams)." "In this case the science is not as supportive of dam removal as aggressively as The Department wants it to, so they have spun it...:"

AUDIO HERE - Scientist Dr. Paul Houser, Klamath Dam removal whistleblower, 45-minute interview on I Spy On Salem Radio Show. In 2009 Secretary of the Interior Salazar said the effort to remove the Klamath hydro dams "WILL NOT FAIL." Houser, a renown scientist who has earned many awards, the highest level scientist in the Bureau of Reclamation, was fired because he exposed the proven agenda of the Obama administration. His boss who fired him, Deputy Commissioner of the BOR Kira Finkler, was promoted to her position from TROUT UNLIMITED by the President into the Obama Administration's 2nd top position in DC for the Bureau of Reclamation. Trout Unlimited in an environmental group that is a voting member on the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, that demands the destruction of the Klamath dams.
 

ARTICLES -

Klamath science-informed process needs improvement, by Dr. Paul R. Houser, Guest writer, Herald and News 7/15/12. Klamath Dam whistleblower Houser responds to USGS KBRA lead scientist Dennis Lynch: "In April 2011, I was hired as the Bureau of Reclamation’s science adviser and scientific integrity officer. After I questioned the accuracy of science reporting and summary documents related to the Klamath Secretarial Decision, I faced systematic reprisal and my job as the Bureau of Reclamation’s science advisor was terminated...."

PRESS RELEASE - (Klamath Dam) Whistleblower coming to Klamath and Siskiyou, Cal-Ore Bi-State Alliance

Former Interior Dept. adviser: administration's report on (Klamath) dam removal 'intentionally biased.' The Daily Caller, posted to KBC 4/7/12.  

Columns on top federal scientist whistleblower's, Dr. Paul Houser's, meeting with the Board of Supervisors, by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong, District 5.
Column 5/15/12.  "He said that he believed that removing the dams was at best – risky, and at worst – tragic."
Column 5/22/12  "It was decision-makers higher up that were trying to change the science to match their political agenda. Houser also expressed some concern about the peer reviewers selected to review the science. In one case, a dam removal engineer was selected as a reviewer – bringing a possible predetermined bias and conflict of interest."

Fired scientist says Klamath dam removal 'extreme,' Capital Press, posted to KBC 5/12/11.

PRESS RELEASE: Federal Klamath Dam whistleblower coming to Klamath and Siskiyou May 6 and 7, PienPolitics 5/2/12. "Dr. Houser was hired by the Bureau of Reclamation in April of 2011 to serve as the agency’s top ranked scientist and was one of the highest ranking scientists in the entire federal government. His job was to review and insure the scientific data, integrity and honesty in the Klamath dam removal project. But federal government officials did not like his conclusions and he faced internal reprisal and then employment termination."  "The newly-formed Cal-Ore Bi-State Alliance is bringing independent scientist Paul. R. Houser Ph.D. to Klamath and Siskiyou Counties the first week in May....Cal-Ore Bi-State Alliance: Grassroots groups represents five counties -- Siskiyou, Modoc, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine with three sheriffs participating, including Siskiyou Jon Lopey, Modoc Mike Poindexter and Oregon’s Josephine Sheriff Gil Gilbertson."  HERE for Dr. Houser Page and Bio.

* California Oregon Bi-State Alliance brings Klamath dam Whistleblower Scientific Integrity expert Dr. Paul Houser to Klamath Falls and Yreka May 6th and 7th. See Dr. Houser Page.

Klamath Dams - Reclamation fires top scientist and Scientific Integrity Officer for exposing Interior's scientific fraud, Oregon Senator Whitsett Newsletter 3/14/12

Whistleblower complaint alleges dam removal ‘spin,' Fired employee says reports ‘intentionally’ downplay negatives of Klamath dams plan, H&N 3/2/12.

Former Interior Dept. adviser: administration's report on (Klamath) dam removal 'intentionally biased.' The Daily Caller, posted to KBC 4/7/12.

Bi-State Alliance brings federal whistleblower Dr. Paul R. Houser to Yreka and Klamath Falls, Liz Bowen, 3/29/12

Surveys below further substantiate Interior's predetermined agenda:
Chairmen Question Obama Admin. on Mailing Out $$$$$$$; $2 bills randomly sent in envelopes as incentive to complete (Klamath dam) surveys, Natural Resources Committee 3/22/12. "...the Bureau of Reclamation was unable to provide an accounting of how much had been spent on this survey." "The Obama Administration literally mailed cash to random citizens across the country to find out their feelings on tearing down four dams that they’ve likely never heard of." "Using taxpayer dollars on a slanted survey and the muzzling and eventual firing of its own scientist who disagreed with the Interior Department proves what many have been saying: dam removal is a pre-determined conclusion from this Administration."
* Letter to Michael Connor, Commissioner Bureau of Reclamation from U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources posted to KBC 3/20/12, requesting information on Klamath Dam Survey
* Letter to Victoria Haynes, Office of Management and Budget, from U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, posted to KBC 3/22,12, requesting information on Interiors Klamath Dam Survey.

 
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