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KBC NOTE: Anthony Intiso is Master of Greenhorn Grange 384, 2nd vice chair Siskiyou County Republican Central Committee, and Chairman of State of Jefferson Action committee. This memorandum was sent to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger April 2009



From: Anthony Intiso, Master

           Greenhorn Grange # 384
            347 N. Main Street
           Yreka, California 96097

 TO: Office of The Governor
       Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
      State Capital Building
      Sacramento, California 95814

This letter is in support of the attached cover Letter to a 1,800-signature petition sent to State Senator Sam Aanstead from non-Grange members, supporting the retention of the Klamath River dams.

The undersigned County Granges concur with the 1,500 citizens of the region that the Dams should remain. The State of California is a signatory with the other Western Governors pact to reduce greenhouse emissions. Thus the removal of green clean energy producing Hydro-electric dams is contradictory to that agreement and not justifiable. More particularly the early studies released showing that the Dams are polluting the water and endangering the fish speciesí are based on supposition and totally biased data with no credible scientific proof. There are available, verifiable scientific studies that show just the opposite.

Pacific Power, owners of the dams are being required to spend at least 812 million dollars, by government agencies on pollution control equipment on their other generating equipment to meet overall emission standards on their generating facilities. Why not let them spend some of that on the hydroelectric dams, for upgrades, a clean source of energy.

Any negative impacts on the Klamath River habitat by retaining the dams is very short lived and non-destructive, which can be mitigated. Removal of the dams is destruction of productive capital, agriculture, business, jobs, and families. Is this the legacy you wish to be remembered for? 

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.

 Cc: Senatorís Diane Finestien, Barbara Boxer

        Congressman Walley Herger

         State Senator Sam Aanstead, Assemblyman Jim Nielson

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