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Tribes to stage hearing protest
July 11, 2004
H&N Staff Writer
Tribal officials announced Friday that Allen
Foreman, chairman of the Klamath Tribes, wasn't
included in the list of witnesses set to give
testimony regarding the Endangered Species Act at
the House Resources Committee field hearing.
A list of witnesses scheduled to testify was not
available Friday on the Resources Committee's Web
site, and has not been announced by any of the six
republican legislators set to attend.
Efforts to reach Walden before press time were
"The committee will be considering laws and
regulations that profoundly affect Tribal
resources," Foreman said in a press release. "We
must speak on behalf of the Tribal fisheries that
have been decimated by reckless resource
management in violation of our federal treaty
Tribal members plan to dance, drum and protest
their way from the Klamath County Museum to the
theater starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
"Our tribes have suffered for too long," Foreman said in Friday's new release. "Agricultural pollution and a federal water policy that drains Upper Klamath Lake below its natural level have destroyed our fishery and our way of life. This hearing should really be about how to protect the rest of us from federal policies that flaunt the laws protecting nature."
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