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Steve Kandra

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HERE for Funding the Demise of the Klamath Basin, The Tangled Web

Merrill farmer Steve Kandra is past president of KWUA / Klamath Water Users Association, and past board member of Hatfield Working Group and Klamath Basin Ecosystem Foundation. He is a vocal proponent of the controversial Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement / KBRA, and is a KWUA spokesman at the KBRA negotiation table. He is a board member of Klamath Watershed Partnership. He formed Prosper and Klamath Ag Political Action Committee to support the KBRA

Prosper: http://www.kbraequalsjobs.com/supporters/
"The founding PROSPER Board of Directors are Klamath Tribal member Jeff Mitchell, Chiloquin, Sustainable NW former board member, paid by SNW, and founder of recently formed small group of off project water users and KBRA supporters Becky Hatfield Hyde, Beatty, and past president of Klamath Water Users Association, and past member of Hatfield Committee Steve Kandra, Merrill, Oregon."

Prosper partnered with California Trout for "studies" supporting dam removal. George Soros funds National Heritage Institute which represents California Trout.

Klamath Ag Political Action Committee, Steve Kandra's and Jim Carlton's group,  support the KBRA. A few of their donors are Nature Conservancy (funded by Tides which is funded by George Soros), Sustainable NW, Prosper (Kandra), Herald and News, and KFLS. HERE for donors.

California Trout is partners with The Nature Conservancy, PG&E, Trout Unlimited, ACWA /Association of California Water Agencies, and American Rivers

NHI, National Heritage Institute, is funded by George Soros, Sierra Club, Trout Unlimited, American Rivers, Environmental Defense, The Nature Conservancy, World Bank, NRCS, California Dept of Water Resources, Calif. State Coastal Conservancy, National Marine Fishery Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Dept of Interior, National Park Service, USGS, Hydropower Reform Coalition;  there are 87 NGO's, gov't agencies, foundations and universities supporting NHI.

"NHI represents American Rivers and California Trout in an ongoing effort to decommission PacifiCorpís Klamath River Project."


AUDIO - Bill Meyer Show debate featuring farmer Steve Kandra and environmental activist and Karuk Tribe spokesman Craig Tucker, both supporting KBRA and Klamath dam destruction. Opponents of the "agreement" in the debate are former Karuk Tribal councilman and Shasta tribal member Gary Lake, and John Martinez. KBC Notes: Tucker said dams provide no irrigation and costs only $200 million to remove. He didn't mention the cost of removing 20 million cubic yards of toxic silt. He said "there's court battles ahead of us," although previously while selling the KBRA to the public he said this would end litigation, which is what caller Tara, KWUA employee, said this would end litigation.  posted 11/12/11

I object to being called prejudiced; KBRA wrong, H&N, letter by Dennis Jefcoat, posted to KBC 7/7/11. "Steve Kandraís June 7 letter asserted I am prejudiced against Native Americans and their private interest. My heritage is Anglo-Saxon, black slave and Cherokee Indian."

Republican leadership shows no viable plan for Basin water, by Steve Kandra, H&N letter, posted to KBC 3/2/11. (KBC note: Republican leaders supporting the amendment opposing the Klamath hydropower dam destruction studies are California U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock, Calif. U.S. Congressman Wally Herger, and Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden.  Kandra was a board member of Klamath Basin Ecosystem Foundation and a member of the Hatfield Working Group. He represents Klamath Water Users Association at the table negotiating the KBRA.  Kandra in letter said, "Opposition to the negotiated agreements has not offered up any viable alternative plan other than to continue holding Klamath agriculture, fishermen and businesses hostage."  (KBC NOTE: go HERE for public input meeting, boycotted by Klamath Water Users Association, that gave 4 hours of solutions from The People of the Klamath Basin, on- and off-Project, and no one supported dam removal. Also, no one opposing dam removal or the KBRA is allowed at the settlement table as a voting member.)

Supervisors to send resolution opposing Klamath study, Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 11/4/10. "The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting voted 4-1 to send out a resolution opposing a recently-released study commissioned by California Trout and PROSPER (the Partnership to Restore Stability and Prosperity to the Region)"

Off-Project Water Users call cops on Kandra at private board meeting, Board works to find water and power solutions for Off-Project farmers and ranchers March 24, 2009.


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