Letters, Opinions, Speeches of The People 2007

Check agreement before signing on, H&N letter to editor, posted 12/28/07 Senator Whitsett regarding Klamath Settlement: "Does not pass the smell test." KFLS, posted to KBC 12/28/07.
Who pays the price for dam removal? Oregonian 12/20/07 by Pat Reiten, president of Pacific Power. KBC opinion of the FERC final Environmental Impact Statement supporting relicensing the Klamath Dams, 11/29/07
KBC opinion of the FERC final Environmental Impact Statement supporting relicensing the Klamath Dams, 11/29/07 Karuk Tribe and Environmentalists Play on People's Emotions, by Nita Still, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 11/29/07.
Mismanagement and Lack of Oversight Threatening Future Salmon Fisheries, by fisherman Mike Aughney, posted to KBC 11/6/07. Jim Cook: Behind the dams on the Klamath River, by Jim Cook and Marcia H. Armstrong - Siskiyou County Supervisors, Sacramento Bee 9/18/07.
Klamath River: Siskiyou County Dam Removal/Dam Relicensing, letter to Governor Schwarzenegger from Siskiyou County Supervisors, posted to KBC 9/18/07. Klamath River Algae Law Suit and Klamath River Salmon History, posted 9/8/07, by Karuk Tribal member James Waddell  to North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. "
George Sexton, Conservation Director of Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands, speaks of Earth First and Earth Liberation Front/ELF. Ron Williams: Dams provide cheap, clean energy we can't afford to lose, Idaho Statesman, posted 8/23/07
Non-tribal Klamath mid-basin left out of Settlement Group, by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5, posted to KBC 8/1/07 ****"Gimme a Break" from Karuk Tribe spokesman Craig Tucker to KBC, posted to KBC 7/25/07
****Response to 'Gimme a Break" from KBC to Karuk Spokesman Craig Tucker, 7/25/07
* Solution save Klamath Dams: To the attention of Mr. Craig Tucker, fellow (anti-dam)campaigners and Klamath Water Users, from Sean McKinney, Australia,  7/4/07. "Our ancient land down-under (Australia) is like the rest of the world suffering once again from mans interference with nature. The influence on our aquatic environments from our fellow man spreading the land with super - phosphates to enhance crop yields replenish nutrients grow more, better, quicker etc has finally up with us..."
From Craig Tucker to KBC: "Thanks for forwarding this along. It would be worth better understanding what they could to address the algae problem. But note that our push for dam removal comes with or without the algae as the dams remain a barrier to the recovery of salmon even if the human health threat of the toxic algae blooms were addressed." S. Craig Tucker, Ph.D., Klamath Campaign Coordinator, Karuk Tribe of California
From Matt St. John, water quality engineer with CA Water Board regarding Australia solution for algae in the Klamath River,
Salmon campaign by chefs skirts facts, Capital Press 6/15/07.

Dam the Salmon, In the Northwest, environmentalists want to have it both ways, Wall Street Journal editorial, posted to KBC June 1, 2007

Dam the Salmon response by Bill Kennedy, Klamath Water Users Association board member, 6/6/07. "The agenda of the greens or the deep ecologists is not what we see in their advocacy. In the case of Klamath River hydropower, dismantling our infrastructure creates real economic pressure on those identified as the big environmental problem, the growing human race."
Breaching Snake River dams is action of last resort; The latest proposal by the federal government to spur salmon recovery should be given a chance to work, by the Union-Bulletin Editorial Board, posted to KBC 6/2/07. From FERC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to Mr Bodnar, followed by letter from Mr. Bodnar to FERC regarding Klamath Dam relicensing, posted to KBC 5/28/07. ("Have the tribes considered that they overfish their area? It is well known that they use illegal nets..."
6/1/07 - Karuk Tribe spokesman Craig Tucker has contacted KBC twice to explain where the Tribe is coming from in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) negotiations with 28 groups regarding Klamath dam relicensing, including government agencies, environmental groups, Tribes and irrigators. Our communities are not allowed to know what of our rights are being negotiated...it's all secret. Following are two of Tucker's emails to us, and our responses:
Tucker rewrote the ONRC/Oregon Wild letter asking for disaster money, and the original and his corrections are on the document, along with KBC questions and comments.
Last week Tucker sent us an explanation, and KBC responds with questions to that.
Oregon Wild is PacifiCorpís best Ally in Klamath Dam Fight!, by Karuk Spokesman Craig Tucker regarding Oregon Wild and FERC negotiations, Indy Bay 5/11/07. HERE for KBC questions Pacific Power would get more land, posted to KBC 5/11/07

Thank you for the coverage from the cross hairs of the western water debate; (Climate Change Adds Twist to Debate Over Dams), letter to NY Times by William Kennedy, Klamath Falls Farmer 4/27/07

Basin water problem serious, demands timely solution, letter to H&N by Cal Hunt, 4/22/07.
Opinion: Save the planet -- save the hydro dams, Redding Searchlight 4/22/07 Green power is not green, Letter to KBC by Dale Hellewell 4/20/07.
Because We Live Here, By Lance Waldren Pioneer Press, posted April 16, 2007 Beating up enviros, the Director of Member Services for the Assembly Republican Caucus knows water, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 4/16/07
To the Destroyers of dams, Pioneer Press by Nita Still, Montague, posted to KBC 3/19/07. LETTER from Carpenters and Oregon Wild, 3/13/07 followed by KBC Note.
"Our Legendary Water & Power Infrastructure Helped Make The West What It Is Today." Rep. McMorris Rodgers, posted to KBC 3/12/07 About the Dams, Letter to the Editor Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 2/18/07
Leave dams alone, H&N letter, posted 2/18/07
A better plan for our climate, Albany Democrat Herald 2/4/07. "The dams on the Klamath produce energy without the slightest increase in greenhouse gases. If they are shut down, the power will have to come from something else, maybe wind or geothermal, but most likely a coal or gas-burning plant in some other state." Momentum builds toward dam removal, American Rivers, preceeded by commentary by Property Rights Advocate Jim Foley, 1/31/07

Contradictions, Lies and Inconsistencies Regarding Salmon and Dams, By James Foley, Hamburg, posted 12/23/06

Dam removal will devastate economy, SeattlePi, posted to KBC 12/18/06  
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