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Removing dams is just wrong-headed       
Herald and News Letter to the Editor March 15, 2010 by Vaudine Cullins, Alturas
   In the articles about the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, the Herald and News has repeatedly said that “Dam removal would be paid for by a surcharge on Pacific Power customers in Oregon and by proposed bonds in California.”
   What about their customers in Northern California?
   We have a 50-horsepower irrigation pump in addition to our domestic service. We were notified about a year ago to expect a 2 percent surcharge on our bills. PP&L intends to collect $2 million a year for a period of 10 years from Modoc and Siskiyou counties.
   There must be a better solution. Removing hydroelectric dams is just wrong-headed.  
   There are too many other problems that need fixing. California is drowning in debt and we’re expected to pass a bond measure in support of removing dams?
   Somehow, someway, we need to put a stop to the lawsuits being filed by environmental groups whose only motive is to destroy other people’s lives. This is not about saving fish. It’s about control and incrementally orchestrating the decline of America’s greatness.
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