Letters, Opinions, Speeches of The People 2009

Becky Hyde responds to former Senator Harper's letter, a KBC editor responds 12/8/09. "Unlike your secret meetings negotiating our water rights, Legislators Gilman and Garrard and Senator Whitsett invited you, the tribes, Klamath Water Users Association, PacifiCorp, Klamath County Commissioners, and the entire public, and you chose NOT to listen to your neighbors and the people you claim to represent." Politicians: Do the right thing; keep (Klamath) dams, Siskiyou Daily News 12/17/09

Legally defined water rights at heart of Basin solution; Arriving at a good agreement also requires strong values, vision and fair treatment, by Steve Harper, 12/6/09. "Harper was commander of Kingsley Field from 1984 to 1993. He was also executive vice president of the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce and served two terms as a state representative and one as a state senator. He owns and operates with his son..."

Sink the pork laden (Calif) water bond, Press Enterprise by Assemblyman Jeff Miller, posted to KBC 11/30/09. "..$250 million for dam removal on the Klamath River. That's right: removal, not construction...the Capitol reverted back to many of its troubling habits of secret deal-cutting and last-minute changes to seemingly settled legislation. Sometimes, we fundamentally forget to make certain that we have asked for -- and received -- the consent of the governed." Keep up the voice of the people (Klamath), Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 11/30/09. "... the general public gave our opinions and support of our supervisors to not sign the Klamath Basin Restoration Act...Another gentlemen from Klamath Falls, Ore. presented a very good speech, but also stated they had a meeting in Klamath Falls where 350 people showed up who all voted no on the dam removal. He said there is only a special interest group up there supporting the removal of our dams."

Fish can be helped without removing (Klamath) dams, H&N letter to editor by Danny Hull, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 12/3/09

Toni Thayer responds to discussion on Sustainable NW on KBC Discussion Forum 11/22/09. SNW is at the secret negotiation table of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA: "...your founder and president, Martin Goebel, has previous ties to TNC and WWF. .. Goebel is a trustee of the Summit Charitable Foundation which has assets of nearly $75 million. This foundation belongs to the Mormon Roger Sant and his money from Applied Energy Services Corp, AES, “worldwide developer of power projects”, Giving a voice to the Shasta tribe, H&N, posted to KBC 11/30/09. "The Shastas, unlike recognized tribes, have not been allowed to participate in negotiations involving the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, which deals with water rights along the Klamath River...The tribe opposes the proposed removal of four Klamath River dams...“Our main objective,” Bagwell said, “is to establish a working relationship with local and state government agencies, tribes and community members so that we all may benefit.”

Oral and written testimony by James Ottoman, Klamath Falls, to the Southern Oregon legislative delegation who hosted the public input forum on 11/10/09 regarding the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and Klamath dam removal.

Why not use water rights funds for storage instead? H&N letter to editor by Jim McAtee, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 11/16/09. KBC NOTE: At the public hearing on 11/10/09 that Klamath County Commissioners and Klamath Water Users boycotted,, we learned that if Long Lake or any off-stream water storage is developed, it may not be used by agriculture but only put in the Klamath River for fish. Your representatives agreed to this in the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Siskiyou - Speakers voice opposition to Klamath dam removal, H&N, posted to KBC 11/16/09

* KMED audio interview with Off Project irrigators Tom Mallams and Larry Nicholson on Bill Meyer talk show about the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and how it will effect the Klamath Basin, Klamath River, and Rogue Valley. Who is paying Oregon Senator Jason Atkinson, who said "he endorsed the plan despite considerable opposition among many of his constituents." Was Klamath hydro dam removal a scientifically-sound option or an agenda-driven mandate? Who is paying Off Project rancher's wife who is at the negotiation table supposedly representing Off-Project irrigators who oppose her (in 2008 she denied the arrangement.) while Resource Conservancy is denied a seat.
KMED Talk host Bill Meyer
I Feel Offended, by Frank Goodson, Vice Chairman of the Klamath County Republican Central Committee, presented at the 11/10/09 public forum. "I FEEL OFFENDED…that the Klamath Basin Water Users Association accepted my personal and political support at the water brigade in 2001 but ."

KBRA: Not even enough common concern for the two sides to meet?, H&N 11/15/09, and KBC Response: the H&N editorial is malicious slander. "They know the KBRA may cost their water rights and their way of life, and they know that the negotiators are making many trips to DC to form legislation to push their agenda through without hearing what the people want."

Hundreds of Klamath farmers' and ranchers' attend public input KBRA meeting hosted by S. Oregon Legislators. Klamath Water Users Association, Klamath County Commissioners and PacifiCorp boycotted it. 11/11/09, by KBC News. "We're told we don't deserve a seat at the table. The key KBRA people won't come to hear us. The robbers don't usually want to hear the victims...The government is supposed to represent all of us, not just a select few."

Public needs to weigh in on issue of dam removal, H&N letter by Mike Tyrholm, Klamath Falls 11/08/09

Remember everyone involved in dams fight, H&N letter by Robert Manasco, Los Molinos, Calif. "It appears to me that California is so ashamed of its support that it hides the $250 million in a Safe Drinking Water and Storage Act AB 752."
Have You Had Enough Yet? by James Foley, Klamath River, Calif, Property and Mining Rights Advocate 10/8/09. Water for Life believes (Klamath) agreement process unfair, H&N letter by Bill Wilber, President Water for Life posted to KBC 11/6/09.
huffman.jpgLeft high and dry in the Klamath Basin? by guest columnist James Huffman, Oregonian, posted to KBC 11/1/09. James Huffman is the Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. "Roger Nicholson and his neighbors have vested water rights the agreement will likely obliterate, yet they were excluded from the negotiations."
Don't be fooled, by Shasta Nation Tribal Council, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 11/6/09 Klamath River Dam Removal, 10/30/09 - Column by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5.
Klamath Restoration agreement - two views: Roger Nicholson and Garrett Roseberry Against the agreement: It would devastate cattle industry, followed by Becky Hyde defending the agreement ? by Roger Nicholson, President of Resource Conservancy and Fort Klamath Critical Habitat Landowners, and Garrett Roseberry, Vice President of Resource Conservancy and Sprague River Water Resource Foundation, 10/25/09. HERE for Becky's Whose Who page. Resource Conservancy, representing 95% of Off Project, is denied a seat at the KBRA table and dam-removal table, however Hyde is at negotiation for OP. Why?
Cost estimates of upgrading (Klamath) dams grossly inflated, That’s being done to make dam removal look more attractive than adding fish ladders, Herald and News guest opinion by Thomas Mallams, President of Klamath Off-Project Water Users 10/18/09. "A recent news article on dam removal stated PacifiCorp costs to upgrade all four dams as being a total of $279 million....the FERC report estimates, in a worst-case scenario, total dam removal costs at $4.4 billion. The CDM report puts costs, in a worst-case scenario, in excess of $1 billion..." Might Change Hearts regarding Klamath Dam Removal, Shasta Indian Nation Tribal Council, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 10/29/09

Eight reasons Klamath dams should stay, by Dorothy Dana, Montegue, opinion for Pioneer Press 10/21/09

A Salmon is a salmon no matter where it's hatched, Pioneer Press letter by Nita Still, Montague 10/17/09

Settle water adjudication before Basin agreement, by James Ottoman, H&N letter posted 10/16/09 Why tear down power dam that has a fish ladder? H&N Letter by Robert McSorley 10/16/09
Ratepayers should be considered stakeholders, H&N by George Warner, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 10/14/09 Clarification; Tom Mallams Dam removal statement, H&N 10/13/09
Dams and cattle, Looking over the dam removal agreement, (with informational links supplied by KBC) H&N 10/9/09. "Senator Whitsett...said he believes the agreements as written will pretty much destroy the cattle industry..." Schwarzenegger pushes lawmakers for water deal, Capital Press 10/9/09
Something is not right on the rivers by Glen Owen Briggs, Siskiyou Daily News 10/5/09. Briggs is a retired civil engineer, Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation The cost of losing dams, Albany Democrat Herald, posted to KBC 10/7/09
Farmers express mixed reactions on dam removal, 10/7/09 by Christine Souza, California Farm Bureau Ag Alert We have the power to stop dam removal, by Tony Intiso, Siskiyou Daily News letter 10/7/09
What will dam removal mean in the future? H&N letters 10/6/09. Senator Doug Whitsett: Groups against Klamath Hydro Agreement speak out, KDRV, posted to KBC 10/6/09
Hundreds of Klamath farmers' and ranchers' attend public meeting Boycotted by Klamath Water Users Association and Klamath County Commissioners concerning Klamath settlement agreement, 11/11/09, by KBC News. "We're told we don't deserve a seat at the table. The key KBRA people won't come to hear us. The robbers don't usually want to hear the victims...The government is supposed to represent all of us, not just a select few."

Going Backwards--Dam Removal in Northern California, by Doug LaMalfa, former Calif Assemblyman, posted to KBC 10/4/09. Sacramento Bee opinion and Flash Report

Draft Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett, 10/2/09

Weigh dam removal against its huge impact, Donna Harlan letter to editor H&N 10/02/09 Water Users group at first opposed bill, by Carole Canavari, H&N 10/3/09
Agreement’s opponents not using delay, deception, Letter to editor, H&N by Milly Lewis 9/15/09. "Is this the very same Kandra who thought it perfectly OK to meet with selected other elites, behind closed doors, with total secrecy strongly enforced, to draft an agreement that will be forced on us, the peasants of Klamath County? Even though we do not agree with the provisions?" HERE for more opponents of the 'agreement.' Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement is Unfair, by Carolyn Obenchain and Margaret Jacobs, guest writers for H&N 9/27/09

State water bond and Klamath dam removal, by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 9/17/09

Nothing is perfect, including Basin proposal, H&N letter by Ann Fairclo 9/15/09. "

Whitsett, Garrard don’t deserve attacks over water, H&N letter by Edward Bartell 9/13/09. "I am troubled by the attacks on State Sen. Doug Whitsett, by Greg Addington, Klamath Water Users Association executive director,  and Steve Kandra, a board member. It is monumentally ungrateful of them to smear the senator after he and Rep. Bill Garrard worked day and night to secure the roughly $20 million in rate shock protection for Klamath Basin irrigators....I find it hard to believe that it is sheer coincidence that  Kandra’s cousin and fellow Klamath Water Users Association board member Karl Scronce, who I understand sold his off-Project farm, was one of the founders of this dissident (off-project) group."
(Siskiyou County counsel) Guarino letter: Stop neglecting us in dam negotiations, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC 9/7/09. “As you may or may not know, the position of the County of Siskiyou has been that it does not believe that there is sufficient information or scientific study to support a determination at this time that removal of the dams is appropriate. This bill presupposes that dam removal is the appropriate solution....These harms include loss of property values and property taxes, loss of recreational activities, loss of clean hydroelectric power, and increase in the costs of power for the ratepayers in the County, as well as environmental impacts and restoration mitigations for which adequate funding has yet to be identified."
Is removing dams sensible when power water short? H&N letter by John Poorman, Lakeview 9/15/09 A note from Bob Davis, Siskiyou County, regarding the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, 9/7/09. "I am still waiting for someone to show the words that guarantee farmers water...."
Letter to editor H&N, "If the dams are gone, what will stop the flooding?" Bill Haugen 08/29, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 9/7/09 Dam removal agreement almost finished, H&N, posted to KBC 9/5/09. Includes comments by KWUA, Karuk Tribe Craig Tucker, and PCFFA Glen Spain. More on Tucker and Spain.
The status quo with dams won’t work, by Glen Spain and Craig Tucker, H&N Letter to the Editor 8/30/09. KBC response, "First, who is Craig Tucker? and Glen Spain?"
***Doing the easy thing isn’t always right, opinion by Greg Addington, KWUA director H&N, posted to KBC  8/24/09. KBC responds
Addington accuses Klamath's three elected state representatives of scheming and doing the wrong thing; the reps polled Klamath County to find out the will of their constituents regarding dam removal and the Klamath Restoration Agreement. KWUA has not polled the farmers and ranchers they claim to represent. Said Addington: "
I believe ... the people in this county understand that the issues at hand aren’t that simple...If our legislators and others, on behalf of the “Republican Party” are successful in their opposition to this collaboration and the overall settlement, the likely result will be perpetuation of instability and damaging conflict...Does the Republican Party not support this company’s (PacifiCorp's) private property rights, and its ability to make sound business decisions?"
KBC note: Does KWUA not support their community's property rights and ability to make sound decisions? Why are your meetings secret? ....
Klamath water user group makes deceitful claims, H&N letter by Brandon Criss, H&N 8/26/09 letter by Brandon Criss, rancher from Dorris. "We were all united before the KWUA board started advocating the arguments of radical environmentalists." Benefits of the Klamath River Dams, Guest Opinion by Harry Lake, Montague, Pioneer Press 8/26/09

Uncle Sam wants your water, Guest Opinion by Anthony Intiso, Yreka, Pioneer Press posted to KC 8/20/09
Karuk Tribal member James Waddell points out inconsistency of Gov Schwarzenegger wanting to pay to rip out four Klamath river dams while he demands money for building more dams, posted 8/20/09. "My rebuttal to Mr. Intiso is included in the following column:" by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 8/15/09
Tony Intiso addresses the Scott Valley town hall about water rights and land use, the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, YouTube July 21, 2009.
State lawmakers stand for what is right; Only 'split' in local GOP is a small group supporting dam removal, Tom Mallams, H&N 8/14/09. "As far as being threatened, manipulated or coerced into voting or agreeing in a certain way on dam removal and the restoration agreement endorsement: I truly believe that this is what is happening before our very eyes by those forcing this agenda down our throats. Those groups being some federal and state agencies, environmental groups, tribal groups and those irrigators who have thrown in the towel and given up on the principles that our founding fathers believed in when this great nation was formed."
Walking wetlands program causes concerns; Public should be frustrated about program’s relationship to restoration agreement, by ANI KAME’ENUI, guest writer from Oregon Wild/formerly ONRC, Herald and News 8/9/09. This letter was written referring to KBC News notes 7/19/09: Walking Wetland Controversy, and Bureau of Reclamation Issues. (KBC NOTE: For your information, several stakeholders who wrote and support the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement are in the Klamath Coalition with Oregon Wild/ONRC opposing government leaseland farming. Those groups are American Rivers, Friends of the River, Klamath Forest Alliance, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen, and Trout Unlimited. Riverkeeper publicly opposes the KBRA, however at the same time their board members Craig Tucker and Leaf Hilman with the Karuk Tribe are at the table of the KBRA. The following is a  portion of the endorsed Vision of many KBRA stakeholders who are part of the Klamath Coalition: Go HERE
California assemblyman (Jim Nielsen): Dams should stay, Herald and News 8/9/09. " 'We should not be taking out dams. We need to be building dams,' said Nielsen, whose sprawling district includes Modoc and Siskiyou counties. 'I’ve taken a stand solidly with the county to retain the dams.' Three of the four dams proposed for removal as part of the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement are in Siskiyou County, where supervisors and others have loudly opposed removal'. It doesn’t make sense to demolish Klamath dams, by Cordy Starr, H&N 8/12/09. "A glaring lack of common sense is seen in the plan to destroy the four dams on the Klamath River. The secret meetings have excluded the public....We, the people of the Klamath Basin, have the right to have our voices heard in a vote or formal protest."
* PRESS RELEASE - Secretary of Interior Breach of good faith by Siskiyou Board of Supervisors 8/6/09
* July 1 Dept. of Interior letter to Siskiyou County Board of Commissioners Chairman regarding dam removal negotiations, posted to KBC 8/6/09
Salmon will have to be retrained, Guest Opinion By Dan Rowe, MD, MBA, Carson City, Nev. Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 7/31/09.

A supervisor's view of the Klamath dams, 8/9/09 by Michael N. Kobseff, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 3, Mail Tribune

County supervisors concerned about Oregon Senate Bill 76, Pioneer Press 7/15/09 Proposed Dam Removal Studies, Guest Opinion by Grace Bennett, Siskiyou County Supervisor, Pioneer Press 7/15/09
Dam removal makes no economic sense, by Bart and Mary Kent, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC  7/15/09 The (Calif. state water board) panel knew nothing, by Nita Still, Pioneer Press, 7/15/09
The Great Auk; Dam removal part of Wildlands Project, Letter to editor by Dick Short, Pioneer Press 7/15/09 The KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement contains dangerous provisions locally and nationally, by Kathy Lehman, Ashland, OR
PLEASE DO NOT RESTORE MY KLAMATH RIVER by Glen Briggs, retired civil engineer Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, June 2009. "I recently completed a paper which points out through research and personal knowledge, conditions that existed on the Klamath River downstream from the dams and conditions that should be expected to return with removal of those dams," Glen Briggs
Socialism is just around the corner, Pioneer Press, letter by Jack Layton 7/2/09 Deal ignores impact on Siskiyou County, Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong Guest Comment, Capital Press, posted to KBC 6/27/09
Dams may be necessary for groundwater supply, Henry McQuown, posted to KBC 6/22/09, letter to editor H&N. Removal of dam a dangerous decision, OP-Ed Statesman Journal by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong District 5, posted to KBC 6/22/09
The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: many wolves and a sheep, Op-Ed by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5, 6/16/09 Well, if you really want to restore things…H&N letter to editor by Dan Sullivan, Bonanza 6/16/09. KBC NOTE: HERE for agenda of a KBRA 'confidential' meeting where there is discussion of removing Link River and Keno dams.
Pump storage best way to solve water shortage, by Cloyce Barnes, letter to editor H&N, posted to KBC 6/15/09 What’s racist, what’s not regarding (Klamath) Tribes? by Steve Rapalyea, H&N letter to editor, posted to KBC 6/13/09
Presentation to the Modoc County Board of Supervisors: by Brandon Criss, Farmer/Rancher Macdoel CA.  Masters Degree in Public Administration from Norwich University, Chairman of the Siskiyou County Republican Party, posted to KBC 6/13/09 Write governor to stop anti-dam agreement, H&N letter by Howard Paine 6/9/09
Do some real studies about taking out dams, H&N posted to KBC 6/4/09 Why did they put the Klamath Basin through all of this?, guest writer Brandon Criss, H&N, posted to KBC 6/3/09
The ‘only’ Basin water plan is not a good one, by Frank Goodson, letter to editor H&N, posted to KBC 6/3/09 Republicans’ stand on KBRA disappointing, H&N Letter to the Editor June 3, 2009 by Belinda Stewart, Klamath Water Users Association Outreach and Project Coordinator, along with "Poll shows how people feel about dam removal" by Tom Mallams.
Should biased polls guide public officials? by Dave Solem, Klamath Irrigation District manager, letter to H&N 5/31/09. KBC responds A time to choose: collaboration or conflict? by Klamath Tribal members, biologist, and attorney, H&N 5/31/09. KBC notes.

Leave dams in a better renewable energy option, Murl Metz, letter to editor H&N 5/30/09

Thumbs up to the legislators and their poll, even if flawed, H&N posted to KBC 5/30/09. KBC Comments
Poll shows how people feel about dam removal, posted to KBC 5/28/09, H&N by Tom Mallams. "The headlines announcing the results of this poll should have read, 'Only 11 percent of Klamath County registered voters favor dam removal.' These three elected officials seem to be representing their constituents as they were elected to do so" Use fish ladders to get fish past Klamath dams, H&N letter by Joyce Jacobus, Chiloquin 5/28/09

Oregon SB76 passed.
Rex Cozzalio testimony for Oregon Senate Bill 76A, posted 5/28/09

No Kidding, Pioneer Press, by Daniel Webster, posted to KBC 5/28/09. "So, why won't our leaders go after the heart of the matter and represent the interests of the vast majority of their constituents?" Tucker, Gore and the other GAGs, Pioneer Press 5/20/09 letter by Nita Still
A resolution opposing portions of the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, the KBRA, posted to KBC 5/15/09, by the Klamath County Republican Central Committee. Legislators deserve praise for phone poll, Virginia Topham letter to H&N, followed by comments from H&N website, posted to KBC 5/26/09
Talent Irrigation District's loss of their 30,000 acre foot diversion, which includes the KBRA citation, 1/23/09. Senator Whitsett and Craig Tucker, "as the Agreement is currently written, then the water right, instream water right for the Klamath River, that would be transferred into the river, would be have a priority date considerably better than the Talent Irrigation District's diversions from Hyatt Lake and Howard Prairie, and I can't see how they couldn't have a call on that water." Restoration agreement is only plan in the works, by Patsy Gasser, H&N letter to editor, followed by comments from H&N website, 5/26/09. H&N reader comment: "The majority of citizen voters of all parties in Klamath County are opposed to the secretly derived KBRA and its primary component of dam removal. The Republican Central Committee has overwhelmingly voted to pass that information along to the few supporters of the KBRA. Many of the Central Committee that voted against the KBRA/dam removal are in fact KWUA members. Most KWUA farmers DO NOT support the agreement."
PRESS RELEASE: Poll shows overwhelming opposition to Klamath River dam removal, Senator Doug Whitsett 5/14/09 Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement poll results, Senator Doug Whitsett Update 5/14/09.

Testimony of geologist Gail Hildreth Whitsett on SB 76, Klamath Dam Removal Bill, posted to KBC 5/14/09

Disaster, if not extinction, Times Standard 4/30/09 by Greg King, North Coast Environmental Center. * KBC Response
4/29/09 - Channel 12 report on KBRA Parts 1, 2 and 3
Comment of Channel 12's "reporting on the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA, by Katherine Lehman, immediate past president People for the USA Grange 835. "If you had read the KBRA you would know THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF ANY WATER TO ANY IRRIGATOR. The KBRA does, though, guarantee irrigators will lose water, and not just in the upper Klamath Basin."
Letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from Anthony Intiso, Master Greenhorn Grange # 384, Yreka, opposing Klamath River Hydro Dam removal, 4/24/09. Intiso is also 2nd vice chair Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee. "The undersigned granges from over eleven counties state wide request you and the other elected and appointed officials who are receiving a copy of this letter support The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors in their position of keeping the Hydroelectric dams."
Environmental group pulls out of Klamath talks, Oregonian, KBC Response, posted to KBC 4/24/09, "...Since there were up to 30" of water on our fields, the US government issued war veterans, with WWI and WWII homesteads, deeds with water rights appurtenant to their land for 2.5 feet of water, the rest going into storage and the river. The feds and enviros want it all..." Water settlement process is flawed by Tom Mallams, H&N 4/22/09, President Klamath Off-Project Water Users Association. "Once again the corrupt process overpowers logic, common sense, and equitable participation. A small non-representative group being added to the Klamath settlement group is another example of how corrupt the dam removal and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement group process continues to be."
'New' groups join Klamath talks? by Tom Mallams, President, Klamath Off-Project Water Users Association, Capital Press 4/16/09. "The obvious intention is to exclude any group that is not in complete agreement, to force the public, without due process, into dam removal, a tribal land gift and the so-called "promise" of water guarantee for the Klamath Project, under the guise of "saving the river." (Klamath) Dams far too valuable for them to be removed, letter to editor Herald and News 4/14/09
Keep dams, and put in fish ladders, H&N, letter by Patrick Rodgers, posted to KBC 4/10/09 Effort against dams tries to ‘re-wild’ area, letter to H&N by Nita Still, 4/3/09
Removing Klamath dams doesn’t make any sense, H&N letter to editor by Bernie Agrons, 3/31/09 Common sense on dams, water missing, H&N letter to editor by Charles Romary, posted to KBC  3/30/09
Dormant commerce clause is supreme as it related to the KBRA (Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement), 3/30/09 by Dr. Richard Gierak Cost estimate to remove dams looks way too low, H&N letter by Tony Halda 3/29/09
Tucker accuses KBC of lying that the same tribes and environmental groups at the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA table petitioned against Klamath Water Users to end their affordable power rate. Read the blackmail that led to the KBRA:
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
Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors 3/17/09 response to letter by Calif. Secretary of Natural Resources Mike Chrisman. "Why is the state of Calif. so willing to sacrifice the economic well-being of one of its counties, particularly in light of the current economics in the United States."
* Hoopa Tribe pulls out of Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, letter from Hoopa attorneys to Department of Justice, posted to KBC 3/13/09 * US Congressman Calif. Wally Herger letter to Secretary of the Interior Salazar regarding the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, AIP, posted to KBC 3/13/09
* Siskiyou Supervisors ask Obama to investigate dam issues, by Dale Andreasen Mount Shasta Area Newspapers, posted to KBC 3/13/09. " Letter: No evidence to remove dams, Wallowa County Chieftain by Rex Cozzalio, Hornbrook, Calif
Case of Rotter Dam, letter to the editor by John Give them the reservation they want and seem to need so badly but give it with the understanding they live the way they did before Columbus." Put water storage in proposed (Klamath) agreement, H&N letter by David Hill, Merrill, posted to KBC 3/10/09
Environmental groups want to ‘re-wild’ U.S., H&N letter by Nita Still 3/7/09 Senator listens to water law concerns; Sen. Wyden’s staff presented with 1,800 signatures against Klamath deal, Capital Press 3/6/09
Editorial: Removing dams costly, unwarranted, Wallowa Chieftain editorial, posted to KBC 3/6/09 Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee Opposes Klamath Dam Removal, Invites Others' Support, Pioneer Press 3/4/09
Karuks Tribal leaders' lawsuits, environmentalists and dam removal, opinion by Nita Still, Pioneer Press 3/4/09. PRESS RELEASE: Siskiyou County addresses CDM/Camp Dresser and McKee Report, regarding $800 million in new costs previously undisclosed by the principals in the Agreement in Principle, posted 3/4/09
Statement of Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors regarding cover-up of CDM report by the Department of the Interior. The report unveils millions or billions of expenses in Klamath dam removal to be paid by ratepayers or taxpayers, posted 3/4/09 Siskiyou County Supervisors to Calif. Congressman Wally Herger regarding the Agreement in Principal, AIP, and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement process, posted 3/4/09
Siskiyou County letter to President Barack Obama regarding the AIP and removing Klamath River hydropower dams, posted 3/4/09 Siskiyou County letter to Committee Management Secretariat regarding Federal Advisory Committee Act and Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, posted 3/4/09

Dam-removal measure bad deal for ratepayers, H&N 3/1/09 by energy attorney Brad Van Cleve, Portland

Why should people pay for Klamath dam removal? by Rick Sonerholm, Klamath Falls, H&N 2/26/09

Response to Klamath Hydro Project (FERC 2082), Water Quality Certification, request to extend the Feb.. 23, 2009 comment deadline for scoping comments, sent to KBC by Ca State Water Resources Control Board, posted 2/23/09. HERE for more info on what comments the board is looking for.

Shasta Nation Supports Siskiyou County Resolution, PP 2/18/09
Agriculture in danger if dams are removed, H&N 1/17/08 letter to editor by Steve Rapalyea, Chiloquin Not all farmers favor Klamath deal, Tom Mallams, Beatty, OR, Capital Press letter 2/12/09
Who gets the real dam removal money, by C.E. “Mac” McEwen, Siskiyou Daily News 2/13/09 Don’t use power rates for dam removal costs, Dolores Cooley, Klamath Falls 2/10/09 H&N
Is dam removal really the best option? by Rex Cozzalio, Siskiyou Daily News, 2/3/09 Excerpt from Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong's opinion column on Yreka FERC meeting regarding dam removal Agreement In Principle 1/30/09.
Letter by Karuk Tribal member James Waddell to the Calif. St. Water Quality Control Board regarding Klamath Dam removal, 1/18/09 Regarding Agreement in Principle on Klamath Dam Removal, and opinion re Siskiyou Supervisors role in KBRA, by Rex Cozzalio 1/11/09
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