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Amicus Curiae filed in Siskiyou County Superior Court by the Siskiyou County Pomona Grange (opposing Tulelake Irrigation District regarding KBRA and KHSA
As a result of a recent advisory ballot measure “G” being overwhelmingly voted(79%) to keep the clean energy Klamath River Hydro-Electric Dams. Yreka Greenhorn Grange and the 7 other Granges of Siskiyou County filed in Siskiyou County Superior Court, a Friend of The Court Brief(Amicus Curiae). This filing is in support of the Siskiyou County Supervisors action filed against and in opposition to Tulelake Irrigation Districts request of the “Court” to validate the KBRA and the KHSA agreements, (Dam Removal ).
Since the inception of the secret process to draft the KBRA and KHSA the Granges position has been that the KBRA and the KHSA Agreements are illegal and deprive the citizens of Northern California and Southern Oregon due process of law.
The basis for the granges position, and the most egregious, is the part that prevents the
County Government and private property owners to have a vote on the use of their own water rights. This is accomplished by language in the “Agreements” that sets up an adminstrative mechanism wherein the parties to the agreement self appointed “councils” of government Agencies and Non-Government Entities to regulate and confiscate other water rights for “Inviromental Waters” only and NOT for “Consumptive Use.” As stated in the KBRA
Anthony Intiso, Master Greenhorn Grange &
Overseer Siskiyou County Pomona Grange
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