by Spring Anderson-Smith, Siskiyou Daily News, December 15,
Copco Lake - Dear Editor,
I sure hope all of you crooked politicians are proud of yourselves
for destroying green hydroelectric dams and several lakes for
ďsalmon enhancement.Ē You truly show your stupidity and corruption
by even considering this.
In your teeny, tiny brains it makes more sense to destroy clean
hydroelectric dams and the connected lakes so some stupid salmon
can spawn better? That is about the stupidest thing I have ever
heard. Yes, letís destroy not only these GREEN dams, but letís
destroy the OTHER wildlife that these lakes support, and while
youíre at it go ahead and destroy everyoneís property values!
My parents have lived at Copco Lake since 1977 and raised five
kids there, and along with every other homeowner on these lakes,
didnít move there to have it ripped away by a bunch of bureaucrats
who will feel no impact of the destruction.
And another thing: What exactly do you think it will smell and
look like when you rip out these dams and the lakes are gone? Itís
going to be putrid!
Instead of waiting for your big payout on this deal (because we
all know someone is making money off of this), why donít you do
the right thing and stop it from happening?
1 day ago
She has some great points. Aren't there bigger problems in
California? You'd destroy dams and sources of clean electricity to
save some salmon? I'm surprised more people aren't writing
20 hours ago
This brings home the point that there are people in the various
agencies involved, including politicians, that have no idea what
they are doing. Like over on the east side, they are clearing
trees from natural stream's banks and clearing the natural fauna
and flora from 'sensitive' areas. These fine folks in charge are
not from around here and have no clue except some manual written
back east someplace. If you go into the Forest Service office and
talk to one of the 'honchos', it's easy to see they no idea what
they are talking about and offer up a little soft shoe to you.
Most of them are of the suede shoe variety of public servant.
Bottom line: just leave things the hell alone.