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  • White House as Originator and Promoter of Klamath Basin Agreements

    09/07/2016 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Lawrence Kogan
    Klamath Basin Agreement proponents have lost not only their grip on reality, but also their traditional American common sense neighborly values Klamath Basin groups claiming to represent the majority of Klamath Basin residents, such as the Klamath Water Users Association (“KWUA”) and the Family Farm Alliance (“FFA”), have long perpetuated the lie that the Klamath Basin Agreements will benefit ALL Basin residents. The first two of these agreements had been initially proposed during the Bush administration in an effort assist Klamath irrigators resolve longstanding science and water delivery disputes with environmentalists and tribal communities. Now, these and several additional new...
  • Klamath River dams moving toward removal despite congressional barriers ( CA & OR )

    02/08/2016 9:41:55 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Bettina Boxall
    California, Oregon and the federal government are working on a way around congressional barriers to the removal of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. The states, the U.S. Interior Department and the owner of the dams, PacifiCorp, announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to pursue removal through the federal dam relicensing process. The move comes after a complex deal to decommission four hydroelectric dams and restore portions of the historic salmon river fell apart when Congress failed to act on a crucial piece of the pact by a Dec. 31 deadline. Republican members of Congress and local elected...
  • Klamath Basin: Water pact crumbles in Congress after years of work ( Oregon & California )

    12/21/2015 6:20:12 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 19, 2015 | Jeff Mapes
    The agreement never sold well either in solidly Republican Klamath County or on the California side of the border, where the idea of removing dams and tilting the scale toward environmental and tribal purposes was regarded suspiciously. "They try to say the community is for it, and it's not true at all," said Klamath County Chairman Tom Mallams, noting that almost all successful candidates in the area run against the agreement. ... Among western Republicans, the idea of removing the dams has been viewed with great suspicion, even though the aged structures are relatively small hydroelectric producers, aren't used for...
  • How the Feds Suckered Klamath Basin ( Oregon )

    04/26/2014 5:06:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Farm Wars ^ | April 21, 2014 | Barbara H. Peterson
    It all started with the sucker fish. The con, that is. I can see it all now. A group of robber barons and their flunkies sitting down at a table and deciding just what ruse they will use to grab all of the water and land in the country, and for Oregon, it’s the sucker. Yes, the infamous Klamath Basin Sucker Fish. The fish that evidently, needs both high and low water levels, murky and clear water, and an overdose of federal government interference to survive, even though attempts to eradicate it have failed time and time again. It has...
  • Agenda 21 Takeover in Klamath Basin ( Oregon )

    03/27/2014 6:34:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Farm Wars ^ | March 26, 2014 | Barbara H. Peterson
    Agenda 21 is alive and well in Klamath County, Oregon. Klamath Basin farmers are feeling the wrath of the Klamath Tribes in collusion with the Federal and Oregon state governments. Water is now basically off limits to ranchers unless they get approval from the tribes, and approvals are few and far between. ... The success of this plan spells disaster for not only the Klamath Basin family farmers, but for all family farmers, as it will be a precedent. Without locally grown produce and animal feed, we will be even more dependent on imported food at a much higher price....
  • Judge's blistering rebuke of two federal scientists stokes fires under Obama administration

    09/23/2011 6:34:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/23/11 | Mike Taugher
    With a House Republican loading political ammunition in a national fight over government science, Interior Department officials said Friday they would stand by the work of two scientists whose integrity was attacked recently by a federal judge overseeing the Delta water wars. U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger, in a lengthy and strongly worded assault Sept. 16, said the two scientists deliberately misled him when they urged him not to weaken new rules meant to help imperiled Delta smelt in wet years like this one. He called one scientist, Jennifer Norris of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a "zealot" who...
  • Please Freep This Poll! (Enviro-lunatics tearing down dams)

    09/01/2010 8:53:58 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 32 replies
    KOTI ^ | 9/1/2010 | NBC
    Dear All: The local enviro-nazis in the Klamath Basin (southern OR, northern CA) are attempting to tear down 4 perfectly good dams on the Klamath River and have the power generation replaced with solar, simply because dams are displeasing to these folks. The local news is running a poll at (lower right-hand corner of the screen) and the enviro side is winning. PLEASE PLEASE help turn the numbers our direction. Please vote against dam removal. It will destroy this region. Thanks.
  • Watchdog Clears Cheney in Limited Probe (Klamath River water policy brouhaha, 2002 salmon kill-off)

    07/31/2007 8:07:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 380+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/07 | Matthew Daly - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Interior Department's inspector general didn't find political interference by Vice President Dick Cheney on a key environmental policy in part because investigators weren't looking for it, an Interior official said Tuesday. A 2004 report by the inspector general found no basis for a claim by then-Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry that White House political advisers interfered in developing water policy in the Klamath River Basin in California and Oregon. But investigators did not ask about Cheney — and no Interior employee volunteered information about him, said Mary Kendall, deputy Interior inspector general. A former high-ranking Interior official,...
  • De-prioritizing people

    03/28/2006 6:43:10 AM PST · by serendipity_kate · 1 replies · 471+ views ^ | 28 March 2006 | Jennifer Biddison
    Part of the problem is that the people who decide national policy are headquartered in Washington, D.C., where large plots of private property are rare. Those of us who live in urban or suburban areas imagine endangered species protection to be as simple as being kind to blue whales, grizzly bears and bald eagles. We don’t stop to consider the dilemmas facing people thousands of miles away from us. Bill Snape, Chairman of the Endangered Species Coalition, is an example of one who lives in either ignorance or denial. “There just aren’t private landowners that I can identify where the...
  • Upcoming new book title: THE STAND AT KLAMATH FALLS

    01/27/2006 3:18:08 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 219 replies · 3,391+ views
    FR ANNOUNCEMENT - THIS THREAD | January 27, 2006 | Jeff Head
    I am very close to finishing my book regarding The Stand at Klamath Falls and the crisis of 2001. Here is the cover art: (Note: In this post I am including the Introduction, the Acknowledgements, and the Epilogue for review and comment.. The book should be completed and to the printers by the 1st of February.) INTRODUCTION It has been almost five years since the memorable and pivotal events surrounding the struggle by farmers in the Klamath Basin of Oregon and California took place. Much has occurred since then that has overshadowed those events…but nothing can erase the importance of...
  • 'YOU'LL KNOW HIM WHEN YOU SEE HIM!" A tribute to Eagle Award winner, Jeff Head.

    04/04/2002 11:51:20 AM PST · by AuntB · 171 replies · 5,651+ views
    4/4/02 | AuntB
    A Tribute to my friend Jeff Head, Free Republic’s Eagle Award-FREEPER OF THE YEAR It had only been a few minutes earlier that I hugged blackie, Barb, GrandmaC, redrock and his precious family and headed north out of the narrow canyon, glancing in the rear view mirror at the tiny community of Jarbidge, Nevada. The sun was low in the west, bouncing glistening sparks off the tips of junipers and the winding creek that the narrow dirt road followed. It had been a long three days, my car, gear and my body was covered with a quarter inch of Nevada...
  • Irrigators face an uncertain summer

    07/01/2003 5:34:57 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 13 replies · 334+ views ^ | 29 June 2003 | DYLAN DARLING
    At the end of a tumultuous week in the Klamath Reclamation Project, irrigation managers from the federal government and water users are focusing on what to do now. The week's events included a dramatic drop of inflows into Upper Klamath Lake and the announced shutdown of the project, a decision reversed within hours. The events focused attention on water use and the status of springs upstream of Upper Klamath Lake, which is the main reservoir for the project. "There is a whole list of things that could be hurting inflows, and ground water is one of them," he said, Jim...
  • Another attack on private property

    04/30/2003 2:57:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 394+ views ^ | April 26, 2003 | Henry Lamb
    No law has wreaked as much havoc on private property rights as the Endangered Species Act. Radical environmental organizations have driven Congressional intent to new heights of absurdity: a tractor was arrested in California for murdering a kangaroo rat, and the tractor's owner driven out of business. In Klamath Basin, 1,400 farmers were deprived of their own water for more than a year, to ensure that an "endangered" sucker fish didn't scrape bottom while swimming. The horror stories are endless, and each is another trophy in the showcases of the radical environmentalists. Now, they want more power. It's not enough...
  • New A Canal Headgates Open in the Klamath Basin on Schedule

    04/01/2003 9:07:17 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 82 replies · 482+ views
    Klamath Herald News | April 1, 2003 | DYLAN DARLING
    Water flows through one of the six new headgates on the A Canal this morning. Contractors opened the headgates today to begin priming the system, meeting a deadline set by the Bureau of Reclamation in order to allow irrigation to begin on schedule in the Klamath Project. Headgates open on schedule published April 1, 2003 By DYLAN DARLING Water began pouring through a new set of headgates on the A Canal today, marking a milestone in a complex construction project and the beginning of an uncertain irrigation season. Also entering service today is a high-tech fish screen to keep...
  • KLAMATH: Get Ready for the Next Water Battle

    01/08/2003 6:18:12 PM PST · by Issaquahking · 26 replies · 430+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | January 7th,2003 | J.J. Johnson
    San Francisco - On Friday, a report by the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) on the September Klamath River fish die-off was released to agencies. The CDFG report aims to assess why 33,000 Chinook salmon and other fish died of two diseases early this fall. Both sides are expected in an Oakland, California court Thursday, setting the stage for yet another battle of water rights for the Klamath Basin Farmers against the environmentalists. The CDFG report found that restricted fish passage and increased fish density are the likely triggers for the demise of part of this year's...

    01/05/2003 11:40:44 AM PST · by madfly · 55 replies · 606+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Jan. 5, 2003 | Paul Rogers
    <p>The dramatic die-off of 33,000 salmon last fall along the Klamath River in Northern California was directly caused by the Bush administration's decision to pump extra water from the river to farmers, biologists from the California Department of Fish and Game have concluded.</p>
  • HEADS UP! CBS Movie this Sunday. Sub-plot features KLAMATH FALLS scenario.

    11/29/2002 1:54:57 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 127 replies · 672+ views
    Email from the Script Writer and from People for the USA ^ | November 29, 2002 | W. Bishop and PFUSA
    EMail from the Script writer: In an upcoming TV movie on CBS to be aired this Sunday, Rob Lowe plays an attorney who learns the real meaning of Christmas. He also represents a group of farmers who need protection from the "environmental junta" who wants to take their water rights away over the sucker fish. It is extremely RARE for a pro-rural point of view (no matter how small) to make it to the networks ... and I ought to know, because I wrote the script for the movie. We need to get as many people as possible not only...
  • Why the salmon died: Pattern points to Bush administration policies

    11/12/2002 12:33:12 PM PST · by Glutton · 79 replies · 528+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 12 Nov 02 | A Register-Guard Editorial
    One by one, the pieces of the puzzle that was this fall's massive salmon kill on the Klamath River are falling into place, and the picture that is emerging is not a flattering one for the Bush administration. In September, more than 33,000 endangered salmon perished in the shallow, warm waters of the 180-mile Klamath River. Government scientists said the fish succumbed to disease but were reluctant to agree with local tribes, fishermen and environmentalists who blamed the federal government's federal water-allocation plan - a plan that places an overwhelming priority on satisfying the irrigation needs of Klamath Basin farmers....
  • Whistleblower Points to Illegal Klamath Water Decision

    10/29/2002 12:17:00 PM PST · by cogitator · 28 replies · 482+ views
    Whistleblower Points to Illegal Klamath Water Decision WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2002 (ENS) - Documents filed by a federal whistleblower charge that the scientific determination of water levels needed to support threatened coho salmon in the Klamath River was changed without any biological analysis. That change would violate the Endangered Species Act, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a group that has posted the documents on its website. The documents were part of a whistleblower disclosure filed today by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) fisheries biologist Michael Kelly with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. The conclusion...
  • Living In A Convoy

    10/15/2002 8:29:53 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 7 replies · 342+ views
    genesis-fine-arts-convoy ^ | 10/14/02 | Diana Wunderle
    It would not be possible to describe the convoy, without listing a few of the tremendous rewards and satisfaction in knowing that we are making a difference. We are reminded of this at every rally, in every interview, and by others we meet. We enjoyed the hospitality of Linda and Stanley Barons, who opened their gracious and beautiful Colorado home to the entire convoy for a night. Frank cooked breakfast for everyone the following morning, and we sat at the table chatting merrily, until it was time to go. Thank you, Linda and Stanley. You are in our hearts, our...
  • The Sawgrass Rebellion-- Article in Ft. Myers, FL News-Press- Property rights battle looms

    09/04/2002 3:56:27 PM PDT · by backhoe · 4 replies · 646+ views
    Headquarters, The Sawgrass Rebellion | 09-04-02 | PAMELA SMITH HAYFORD
      ----- Original Message ----- From: "Headquarters, The Sawgrass Rebellion" <> To: <> Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 4:20 PM Subject: Article in Ft. Myers, FL News-Press > Property rights battle looms> > By PAMELA SMITH HAYFORD,> <>> > Southwest Florida landowners are calling in the cavalry - farmers, ranchers,> homeowners from as far away as Oregon, California and Ohio.> They're called The Sawgrass Rebellion.> Some environmentalists here call them ringers.> Whatever these folks are called, thousands of them are forming caravans> through 23 states to help property owners in Miami-Dade, Collier and> possibly Lee counties fight to keep...
  • Klamath Lease Threat Fails

    07/19/2002 8:42:40 AM PDT · by forest · 11 replies · 516+ views
    Portland Oregonian ^ | 7-18-02 | JIM BARNETT
    [Source: <>] More From The Oregonian Washington D.C. News Effort to limit Klamath Basin farming fails 07/18/02 JIM BARNETT WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House on Wednesday rebuffed an effort by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., to limit planting of commercial crops in two Klamath Basin wildlife refuges, but not before the proposal fanned an argument over urban and rural priorities. Blumenauer, who represents the Portland area, proposed ending production of alfalfa and row crops such as onions, potatoes or sugar beets on 2,000 acres of leased lands, saying the ban would cut water consumption, trim use of pesticides and protect wildlife....
  • Klamath Basin Farmers Get $50 Million in Aid

    06/19/2002 8:26:50 AM PDT · by cogitator · 47 replies · 510+ views
    Klamath Basin Farmers Get $50 Million in Aid KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon, June 18, 2002 (ENS) - Farmers in the Klamath Basin whose crops and livestock suffered last year from lack of water will benefit from $50 million in aid earmarked in the 2002 Farm Bill. Farmers in the Klamath Basin faced last summer with no water for irrigation, as all available water has been diverted to protect endangered sucker fish and threatened coho salmon. Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued an opinion stating that the Klamath Basin irrigation system threatens two endangered fish, the Lost...
  • Officials acknowledge Klamath Basin farmers are deeply rooted

    06/19/2002 9:24:35 AM PDT · by brityank · 26 replies · 384+ views
    The Olympian ^ | 18 June, 2002 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Faced with legal and political obstacles, managers of the Klamath Basin national wildlife refuges have given up trying to move commercial farming off land that was once marsh used by Pacific Flyway waterfowl.</p> <p>"The laws the way they are and the politics the way they are, farming is going to be part of our life," said Phil Norton, manager of the national wildlife refuges straddling the Oregon-California border. "We are trying to work with the local community."</p>
  • Magna Carta American Style

    06/10/2002 3:05:48 PM PDT · by forest · 2 replies · 3,712+ views
    Original Work ^ | 4-2-02 | Forest Glen Durland
    Magna Carta, American Style Introduction   Long before the birth of the United States, there ruled many years ago in England a King who became selfish beyond tolerance of the people. Laws he made and things he did became associated with a dictatorship. When confronted for his actions by the people, he simply replied, “The law is in my mouth.” On the morning of June 15, 1215, a group of barons and Churchmen gathered at Runnymede, staking their lives on their mission, their armed support kept well in the background. Upon his arrival, without conflict, King John signed the “Articles...
  • Klamath River is endangered

    04/04/2002 6:55:30 PM PST · by forester · 33 replies · 387+ views
    The Times Standard ^ | April 3, 2002 | John Driscoll
    WOODLEY ISLAND -- Responding to top Bush administration officials' appeasement of irrigators by opening floodgates in the Klamath Basin last week, a group representing coastal fishing interests called for recognition of the plight of Klamath River salmon. The Washington, D.C.,-based group American Rivers Tuesday announced that the Klamath made the No. 3 spot on its most endangered rivers list. Interior Secretary Gale Norton's decision to release water based on an unusual short-term plan, and the possible installation of a much-criticized long-term plan, imperils fish and the future of those who need Klamath fish, American Rivers contends. American Indians, commercial fishermen...