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  • 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,...
  • "The Stand at Klamath Falls", by Freeper Jeff Head, is now available in printed form

    03/17/2006 3:18:30 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 72 replies · 1,675+ views
    The Stand at Klamath Falls web site ^ | March 17, 2006 | Jeff Head
    For those interested, and following it, the printed version of, "The Stand at Klamath Falls", is now available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The subtitle reads, "How rural western farmers stood up against entrenched environmentalists and agencies of the Federal Government...and prevailed." You can find links to the Amazon and Barnes & Noble sites at the main site here: THE STAND AT KLAMATH FALLS I have also made the Adobe eBook version of the book available for free to all Freepers. Just go to the following site and download it cost, no obligation. FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD I...
  • Oregon Farmers Win Reprieve in Water War: Klamath WILL get water

    02/27/2002 1:23:05 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 94 replies · 2,831+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb 27, 2002 | William LaJuenesse
    <p>The Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced Wednesday that beleaguered farmers in Klamath Falls, Ore., will be receiving water this year in time for the 2002 planting season, which officially begins next month.</p> <p>Speaking to reporters in Washington, John Keys, the head of the Reclamation Bureau, said the move will not guarantee enough water for the farmers. But if current weather patterns and water levels hold it should be plenty, he said.</p>
  • 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...
  • ACTION REPORT: Klamath Convoy to Sawgrass Rebellion in Saginaw Texas

    10/12/2002 9:33:34 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 57 replies · 462+ views
    Eyewitness | 10/12/02 | Jeff Head
    I was there today in Saginaw, Texas to meet the Klamath Falls convoy to the Sawgrass Rebellion. Rocky (Issaquahking), Bill Ramson and others whom I had come to know last year in Klamath Falls, Oregon were there with the convoy. There was a great parade. I rode with the bucket (from Klamath Bucket Brigade) for a while and the shovel (from Jarbidge Shovel Brigade) for a while, but mostly walked along side engaging the people watching the parade and asking them to come to the fair to hear the speeches or look up the events on the internet (Klamath Falls...
  • 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...
  • Klamath River Salmon Protections Ruled Illegal

    01/14/2005 9:21:53 AM PST · by Reagan is King · 59 replies · 1,379+ views
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | 1/13/2005 | Russ Brooks
    Klamath River Salmon Protections Ruled Illegal: Federal Court Says Endangered Species Listing Of Klamath Coho Is Bogus Eugene,OR; January 13, 2005: Coho salmon in the Klamath River Basin region have been illegally listed under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species, a federal judge declared yesterday. Ruling from the bench, Judge Michael Hogan agreed with Pacific Legal Foundation that the federal government violated the ESA when it failed to consider hatchery fish in its assessment of coho in southern Oregon and northern California rivers. ESA protection of coho in the Klamath River was a significant factor in the government’s...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Farmers offered cash to idle land, tap wells (KLAMATH BASIN ALERT)

    03/03/2003 8:57:54 AM PST · by Sparta · 36 replies · 436+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 03/03/03 | MICHAEL MILSTEIN
    Federal water managers will pay farmers in the Klamath Project $4 million to idle farmland and irrigate their crops from wells this summer, leaving water in Upper Klamath Lake for protected fish. Farmers who do not take the offer could still end up short of water in what is becoming a very dry year. The Endangered Species Act requires specific amounts of water to aid endangered lake fish called suckers and threatened coho salmon in the Klamath River. In the dry summer of 2001, such wildlife demands left little water for farmers in the federal Klamath Project, and many watched...
  • Court ruling offers an iota of hope for Trinity River

    02/25/2003 9:35:21 PM PST · by farmfriend · 13 replies · 391+ views
    The Times-Standard ^ | February 25, 2003 | John Driscoll
    Court ruling offers an iota of hope for Trinity River By John Driscoll The Times-Standard A federal district court judge has relaxed an earlier decision that put the U.S. Department of the Interior on a seriously cramped timeline for finishing a key study needed to put more water down the Trinity River. After an unnerving decision last week to force the completion of the study by Dec. 9, U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger in Fresno extended the timeline to July 9, 2004. The change of heart came Monday, as Wanger heard from the Hoopa Valley Tribe, which is appealing...
  • Salmon killed by illegal drug activities?

    02/22/2003 5:27:25 AM PST · by Movemout · 81 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | February 22, 2003 | Sarah Foster
    WATER WARSSalmon killed by illegal drug activities?Journalist's findings challenge official explanation of cause of death Posted: February 22, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern By Sarah Foster© 2003 Recently uncovered evidence strongly suggests that the deaths of 33,000 salmon and steelhead trout during last September's fall run within 20 miles of the mouth of the Klamath River in northern California was not due simply to a lack of sufficient water, as claimed by a California state agency and environmentalists, but may have been caused by contamination from illicit drug manufacturing operations near rivers in the area. A second overlooked factor appears to have been...
  • Trinity County will support Klamath River suit

    02/20/2003 10:21:45 PM PST · by farmfriend · 14 replies · 396+ views
    The Times-Standard ^ | February 19, 2003 | John Driscoll
    Trinity County will support Klamath River suit By John Driscoll The Times-Standard Trinity County will join with Humboldt and Del Norte counties and other cities as a friend of the court in a lawsuit being waged against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation over the bureau's Klamath River operations. The Trinity County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 on Tuesday to support the lawsuit pressed by fishing and environmental groups. The lawsuit claims the bureau's operations violate the Endangered Species Act, and was refiled shortly after 33,000 salmon died on the Klamath River. About half of those fish were bound for the...
  • Counties hit ruling on Trinity River

    02/20/2003 10:28:11 PM PST · by farmfriend · 5 replies · 377+ views
    The Daily Triplicate ^ | February 18, 2003 | By Laura Brown
    Counties hit ruling on Trinity RiverPublished: February 18, 2003 By Laura Brown Triplicate staff writer Del Norte and Humboldt counties are asking Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton to appeal a judge's decision that could pose harm to Trinity and Klamath River fish. "It's a fiasco. These judges are next to God when it comes to making these decisions," said David Finigan, chairman of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors. In identical letters, the neighboring counties ask Norton to appeal Judge Oliver Wanger's December ruling that fragmented a decision promising to return 47 percent of the Trinity River's flow....
  • ESA Forum Exposes Keppen's Species' Recovery Plans and Kerr's Lack of Facts

    02/18/2003 8:04:24 AM PST · by farmfriend · 7 replies · 429+ views
    ESA Forum Exposes Keppen's Species' Recovery Plans and Kerr's Lack of FactsThe Bald Eagle Conference had Dan Keppen, executive director of Klamath Water Users Association, Andy Kerr, representing Oregon Natural Resources Council, Bob Davison from Wildlife Management Institute of Bend, and Kristen Berry, regional director of the National Audubon Society, as panel speakers Saturday Feb.15, at Mills Elementary School. Each speaker presented their views to over 70 people regarding the Endangered Species Act, then the panel was asked questions. Davidson and Barry both felt that the endangered species act needed to be strengthened. Davidson also advocated more communication and partnerships...
  • What caused salmon deaths?

    02/17/2003 7:00:55 PM PST · by marsh2 · 32 replies · 4,739+ views
    Siskiyou Daily News (excerpted) ^ | February 16, 2003 | Barry Clausen
    What caused salmon deaths? The Klamath Basin issue on the California-Oregon border, where water was held back from more than 1,400 farmers and ranchers in 2001, made national news. The water had been shut off when a court ruling based on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) forced farmers and ranchers to do without their irrigation water to protect sucker fish and threatened coho salmon. The water was eventually restored in 2002 after it was determined that the shutoff was unnecessary due to "insufficient scientific data as determined by the National Academy of Science." This region was left in economic chaos...
  • Lawsuit will seek return of water pumped to Rogue Basin

    01/31/2003 12:56:11 PM PST · by AuntB · 35 replies · 500+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 1/30/03 | Jeff Barnard
    Lawsuit will seek return of water pumped to Rogue Basin By JEFF BARNARD The Associated Press 1/30/03 7:29 PM GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Environmentalists warned the federal government on Thursday they are going to court to restore water to salmon in the Klamath Basin that is now pumped over the Cascade Range to irrigate valuable pear orchards in the Rogue Valley. The move represents an escalation in the legal battles over sharing water between fish and farms in the Klamath River Basin, with environmentalists sympathetic to Indian tribes and fishing downstream making a new demand for water controlled by...
  • Death in the Klamath

    01/27/2003 12:43:27 PM PST · by FloridaGeezer · 30 replies · 1,101+ views
    E magazine | Jan/Feb 2003 | Orna Izackson
    Last summer,it was farmers at the upper end of the Klamath River basin of Oregon and California who made news. Upset that the subsuduzed water to which their farms had become accustomed was cut back (off) due to drought and for four threatened or endangered fish, they stormed the headgates and turned the water on themselves. The farmers action made national headlines (I didn't notice) and in the end they received roughly 75 percent (?) of the water they'd expect in a normal water year.This year, it's the salmon downriver that are making headlines. But while the farmers ended up...
  • Clinton: Prepare for globalism - a future when America no longer "the biggest dog on the street"

    01/19/2003 6:08:57 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 233 replies · 1,410+ views
    The Villager ^ | January 19, 2002 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Clinton talks on the global economy at N.Y.U. Former President Bill Clinton called on an audience of students to prepare for a future when America will no longer be "the biggest dog on the street" at the keynote address Tuesday of a New York University forum on globalization. The current globalized world is not sustainable economically, politically or from a security vantage point, Clinton said at the second annual conference co-sponsored by New York University and the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation. Clinton spoke to an audience of about 450 students and guests. "On Sept. 11, 2001, members of...
  • Bush administration ready to approve drilling inside national park... Developing...

    11/20/2002 5:36:31 PM PST · by repub32 · 58 replies · 1,250+ views
    Bush administration ready to approve drilling inside national park... Developing...
  • Bush plan to save Klamath farmers a mistake?

    01/08/2003 11:38:21 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 390+ views ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2003 | By Sarah Foster
    A California state agency has blamed the federal government for the deaths of 33,000 salmon and steelhead trout in the Klamath River in September because it diverted "too much water for farmers" last year without leaving "enough flow for the fish." According to a Los Angeles Times report Monday, the California Department of Fish and Game, in a 63-page study released Friday concluded that "too many migrating fish crowded into a depleted river, allowing the spread of two naturally occurring parasites that destroy the gills of fish. The salmon and steelhead subsequently died of asphyxiation." The study also warned that...
  • A Smear Continues (Bjorn Lomborg's and The Skeptical Environmentalist)

    01/09/2003 4:52:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 436+ views
    techcentralstation ^ | 01/08/2003 | Nick Schulz
    When Bjorn Lomborg's book The Skeptical Environmentalist was published a little over a year ago it caused an immediate sensation in the United States and Europe for its unconventionally optimistic take on environmental matters. At the time, I asked Ronald Bailey, the author and editor of two books on the environment and the foremost expert in the United States on the intersection of science policy and political controversy, what he thought of the book. "Lomborg doesn't have a clue what's about to happen to him," Bailey said. "I feel sorry for him." Bailey was right. In a little over a...
  • 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...
  • Thompson to use study to fight Klamath policy

    01/07/2003 1:01:13 PM PST · by farmfriend · 62 replies · 578+ views
    Press Democrat ^ | January 7, 2003 | SPENCER SOPER
    Thompson to use study to fight Klamath policy Farmers challenge state report that would restrict agriculture water access January 7, 2003 By SPENCER SOPER, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A state study that says more than 30,000 fish died last fall in the Klamath River largely because too much water was diverted to farms upstream is being used by Rep. Mike Thompson to push legislation that would restrict the amount of river water used for agriculture. But farmers in Northern California, Oregon and the federal agency that manages Klamath water have challenged the report, which was done by the California Department of...

    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>
  • 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....
  • Petition for State Parks use

    11/09/2002 11:27:39 PM PST · by farmfriend · 13 replies · 364+ views
    ipetitions ^ | ???? | Various Clubs
    People: Again I ask for your help. A petition has been started directed towards the Arkansas State Parks Director to reconsider his decision to keep our parks closed to our hobby. This petition was started four days ago and as of now, we only have 179 signers. There were only 3 who signed the petition yesterday. It only takes a minute to go to the site and sign the petition.For each person who receives this message (and there are many on my mass email list), there should be at least ten new people signing the petition. Remember, the signers do...
  • 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...
  • Tribes protest over Klamath Basin water

    10/11/2002 6:15:26 PM PDT · by Glutton · 13 replies · 623+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 11 Oct 02 | AP
    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Displaying dead and decaying salmon, members of a downstream Klamath River tribe demonstrated Friday against the federal government's decision to cut back on emergency water flows in the river. Two pickups carrying counterprotesters drove by the rally. Someone in one of the trucks yelled, ``You guys poisoned the fish ... you guys poisoned the fish.'' The Bureau of Reclamation authorized an emergency, two-week pulse of water on Sept. 27 after up to 30,000 adult chinook salmon died in the lower Klamath River. The emergency release from the Upper Klamath Lake will end Saturday to leave...
  • Officials ask for Klamath help: BOS declared a state of emergency for lower Klamath River community

    10/08/2002 9:58:58 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 17 replies · 343+ views
    Officials ask for Klamath help Published: October 8, 2002 By Laura Brown Triplicate staff writer Local and congressional officials are pressing for money to pay for the cleanup of the Klamath River and to compensate people hurt by the fish-kill disaster. Biologists are estimating that 30,000 adult chinook salmon have died in the Klamath River in recent weeks and most suspect low river flows and high water temperatures, compounded by a large fish run, caused the spread of a bacterial infection. Early last week the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency for the lower...
  • Klamath Gothic

    10/06/2002 9:28:51 PM PDT · by austinTparty · 46 replies · 427+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2002 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    <p>Once again, the environmentalists in Oregon's Klamath Basin are throwing tantrums and filing lawsuits over water and fish. The difference this time is that the grown-ups are back in charge at the federal agencies.</p> <p>In April of 2001, scientists from the Fish & Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service issued reports saying that the area's endangered sucker fish and salmon needed more water. Over the years, the Clinton administration had filled these agencies with scientists who weren't above issuing junk science in service of green political aims.</p>
  • U.S. taking heat over lower Klamath fish kill

    10/03/2002 11:00:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 649+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/03/02 | Stuart Leavenworth
    <p>Scott Faas holds a dead steelhead trout after taking coolers full of dead fish from the lower Klamath River to the state Capitol on Wednesday. CHP officers halted the Klamath RV park owner at the south entrance.</p> <p>Six months after it restored water to grateful farmers in the Klamath basin, the Bush administration is paying for that decision: 20,000 dead salmon in one of Northern California's worst fish kills ever.</p>
  • Thousands of salmon die in Calif.

    10/02/2002 6:33:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 322+ views
    NBC NEWS ^ | Oct. 2 | George Lewis
    It’s a long way from Northern California to Washington, D.C., but some fish made the journey Wednesday. They are just some of the thousands of dead salmon floating in the Klamath River, an environmental disaster Native Americans and fishermen are blaming on the Bush administration.Article
  • Klamath Convoy Tracy Rally

    09/30/2002 12:05:45 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 15 replies · 418+ views
    Press Release From: Klamath Relief Fund ^ | September 29, 2002 | Diana Wunderle
    "If convoys of agrarian private property owners appear rebellious today at a regional rally in Tracy, don't fear. They have the rights of the common man and woman at heart," the Sunday Tracy Press reported. "The rebel cry is based on the Fifth Amendment, that all Americans should not be deprived of property without due process, and if property is taken by the government, there must be just compensation. Nowhere is this more highlighted than in the attempts by the Bureau of Reclamation in the Klamath Basin in Oregon and the Army Corps of Engineers in Florida's Dade County to...
  • U.S. releases water to stop salmon kill 12,000 dead in a week in Klamath River

    09/28/2002 6:48:38 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 369+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/28/02 | Suzanne Herel
    <p>The federal government began releasing thousands of gallons of water into the Klamath River on Friday night in hopes of stopping a mammoth fish kill that has clogged the slow-moving waters with scores of dead, rotting salmon.</p> <p>Around midnight, the Bureau of Reclamation pumped up the volume of water flowing from Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon into the California river by about 4, 000 gallons, a rate it plans to continue for two weeks in response to a request by the National Marine Fisheries Service.</p>
  • Klamath Convoy to Launch!

    09/27/2002 7:41:56 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 50 replies · 483+ views
    Klamath Bucket Brigade (member) | September 27th, 2002 | Rocky Dippel
    Tomorrow morning the Klamath Convoy will start from the courthouse stairs in Klamath Falls, Oregon! Events should begin at 9:30 a.m. We will be having a couple of speeches, prayer, and launch at 10:00 a.m. Bill Ransom will be the key speaker, addressing the issues at hand regarding this convoy. The most current, route map is as posted: Time of Rally DAY CITY OR CITIES STATE RALLY 9:30 AM September 28 KLAMATH FALLS OREGON (courthouse) 2:00 PM September 29 TRACY CALIFORNIA Off 205 Park and Ride Naglee Rd 11:00 AM September 30 SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA California State Capital Building October 1...
  • Fishermen sue over Klamath River water

    09/26/2002 7:12:44 PM PDT · by tomball · 11 replies · 339+ views
    UPI ^ | Published 9/26/2002 9:10 PM | Hil Anderson in Los Angeles
    PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The tug-of-war over the limited supply of water in the Klamath River continued Thursday in the form of a lawsuit filed by environmentalists and commercial fishermen who alleged that the government's allocation of water for farm irrigation was devastating the river's salmon population. The lawsuit filed in federal court contends that the flow in the Klamath has been reduced to the point that the water has become too warm for the salmon currently migrating upstream to successfully spawn. "We are in the first year of the federal government's 10-year plan for the Klamath, a...
  • Klamath fish dying by the thousands

    09/24/2002 1:07:30 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 39 replies · 392+ views
    Klamath fish dying by the thousands Published: September 24, 2002 By Laura Brown Triplicate staff writer Thousands of dead chinook salmon have been washing up along the banks of the Klamath river since Thursday of last week, causing anglers to wonder if low river levels and extremely warm water temperatures are killing the fish. Fishery experts are not yet willing to make that connection. "What we're doing right now is investigating," said George Gilliam, Fishery Program Leader of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He, along with California Fish and Game and members of the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk tribes,...
  • Chavez says City Won't Give Water for Minnows

    09/11/2002 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 15 replies · 426+ views
    Klamath Bucket brigade ^ | Sept., 6th,2002 | Tania Soussan
    Chávez Says City Won't Give Water for Minnows Albuquerque won't give up any more of its stored water to protect endangered Rio Grande silvery minnows, Mayor Martin Chávez said Thursday.     "It is essentially water from the mouths of our children," the mayor said in a rejection that sets the stage for a federal court showdown next week.     Without a release of some of the city water stored upstream, the Rio Grande will likely go dry as far north as Algodones later this month, federal water managers say.     That would be a disaster for the Rio Grande silvery...
  • Slaking(?) Planet's Thirst Will Not Be Easy (Dry Heaves Alert :)

    08/28/2002 9:11:55 AM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 539+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 28, 8:19 AM ET | Ed Stoddard
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Quenching the planet's growing thirst will be a gigantic task, with some experts warning that whole regions are in danger of drying up with catastrophic consequences for their impoverished populations. Water was the focus of the Earth Summit on Wednesday, with developing countries pushing for a global target on sanitation to complement the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of people without access to clean drinking water by 2015. South Africa is leading the charge to have a similar target hammered out for sanitation, but there is opposition on this score, notably from the United...
  • *VANITY* Anti-Enviral Bumper Sticker/FR fundraiser

    07/24/2002 12:00:12 PM PDT · by EBUCK · 95 replies · 1,103+ views
    EBUCK ^ | 07/24/2002 | EBUCK
    Here you go folks! How can you make it know that the greenie, enviralist morons are to blame for our NW wild fire situation? Buy a bumper sticker thanking them for their efforts! Designed by FReeper EBUCK with help from Grampa Dave and others, it measures approx. 3.75" X 7.5" and will look just like the picture below. Price is 2 bucks each. I will be collecting orders until I hit the 100 mark then I'll set the print shop to task printing 250 of them. E-Mail me at for further ordering info.All proceeds will be donated to FR!!EBUCK
  • 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....
  • State approves use of powerful herbicide [Klamath Falls water rights related]

    07/18/2002 4:57:40 PM PDT · by Glutton · 6 replies · 663+ views
    the Oregonian ^ | 18 July 02 | AP
    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- State officials have granted a permit to Klamath Irrigation District to use a powerful herbicide that keeps canals free of weeds but is toxic to fish. Environmentalists had challenged the district's right to use the herbicide acrolein without a permit. The district has been using acrolein without a permit for years but held off this year until one was granted. The Oregon Natural Resources Council last March filed a notice of intent to sue the district over use of acrolein. The district decided to apply for a permit to avoid a lawsuit. The permit was...
  • Three plead guilty in racial intimidation in Chiloquin [Klamath Falls area]

    07/18/2002 4:22:36 PM PDT · by Glutton · 2 replies · 428+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 18 July 02 | By JEFF BARNARD
    KLAMATH FALLS - Three men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to firing shots and shouting racial slurs while driving through the hometown of the Klamath Tribes at a time when tension was high over irrigation water being withheld from farmers to protect fish held sacred by the tribes. Dressed in T-shirts and jeans, the three men stood in Klamath County Circuit Court and described how they got drunk last December and drove into the town of Chiloquin, where they called out racial slurs, accused the tribes of stealing their water and shot at signs and an outhouse. Deputy District Attorney Scott...
  • Cross-country Convoy Planned

    07/17/2002 10:02:47 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 31 replies · 646+ views
    Elko Daily ^ | July 15th,2002 | Jeffry Mullins Assc. Editor
    Jarbidge Shovel Brigade members are planning a cross-country convoy to southern Florida this fall to support agricultural producers who say they are being swamped out by the federal government. The local brigade will team up with Klamath Bucket Brigade and volunteers from Ohio to lead a fund-raising auction similar to one that helped raise money for farmers in Oregon's Klamath Basin last year. Brigade members say the problem in Dade County is similar to those in Elko and Klamath because it involves placing the needs of endangered species above man's property rights. But Shovel Brigade attorney Grant Gerber said farmers...
  • Klamath Basin Leases Threatened

    07/16/2002 11:54:59 PM PDT · by forest · 64 replies · 629+ views
    Klamath Falls Herald and News | 7-16-02 | RYAN HARPER
    Big-city politician takes aim at leases 7/16/02 By RYAN HARPER Klamath Falls Herald and News A Democratic congressman from Portland planned to introduce legislation today that would limit agriculture on a portion of the lease lands in the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges. Some local interests say the measure could do more harm than good. Earl Blumenauer, who represents Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District, is offering an amendment to the Interior appropriations bill that would prevent alfalfa and row crops from being grown on lands whose leases expire this year. It would also prevent chemical use on those...
  • Delmarva "Wildlands" Corridors(With a Little Help from The Nature Conservancy)

    07/16/2002 12:27:07 PM PDT · by Issaquahking · 27 replies · 829+ views
    The Virginia Land Rights Coalition ^ | Jume 2002 | L.M. Schwartz
    Buried in an astounding amount of unconstitutional pork within the new Farm Bill (signed by President Bush May 13, 2002) is a key provision, the brainchild of Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest, from Maryland’s 1st District. In the works for over two years, Gilchrest’s "project" would create the Delmarva (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia) Conservation Corridor(s). Ostensibly designed to "find a way to help sustain agriculture…and help guarantee the environmental integrity of the Delmarva Peninsula for generations to come", according to Gilchrest, "…the Secretary of Agriculture will be able to direct conservation funding on a priority basis to the most economically and ecologically valuable land...
  • Klamath water short again; salmon affected, and farmers asked to skimp

    07/12/2002 3:48:35 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 5 replies · 352+ views
    AP/SeattlePI ^ | July 12 2002 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Less water than predicted is flowing into the main reservoir of the Klamath Reclamation Project, leading the government yesterday to begin cutting back flows for salmon in the Klamath River and warn farmers they could be next.The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation called on the 1,400 farms on the 230,000 acres served by the federal irrigation project straddling the Oregon-California border to begin conserving water, warning that they could face cutbacks if it gets worse.Farmers said they expected to be able to conserve enough to get through the year, but conservationists and Indian tribes said the tight...
  • Hearing on the "Burning of the West" Hearing at 10;00 a.m. Results?

    07/11/2002 10:47:25 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 29 replies · 362+ views
    Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:00 a.m. 1334 Longworth House Office Building  (Walter B. Jones Hearing Room, Live Audio Available.)Subcommittee on Forests and Forest HealthOversight Hearing on: Wildfire on the National Forest: An update on the 2002 Wildland Fire Season. Does anybody have an "inside ear" As to who and what all was said in todays meet? I tried the audio and receive nothing on my computer.Todays meet may have far-reaching effects on the west in ALL NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND ACTIVITY and our futures.
  • Are Nonprofit Land Trusts Taking Advantage of the Public's Trust?

    07/07/2002 7:19:47 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 23 replies · 846+ views
    By Tom Holt Between Sierra Club-style lobbyists for costly environmental regulation and property-rights advocates, do land trusts such as The Nature Conservancy, or TNC, offer a compromise "third way" - a means to achieve environmental goals using market-based mechanisms? Too many Republicans and free-market advocates have fooled themselves into believing so. Unfortunately, there is a huge gap between the market-based theory of land trusts and the reality of taxpayer and landowner abuses that occur routinely in land-trust practice. Land trusts, in theory, have appeal, if one disregards the significant fact that trusts exist to remove property from commerce. Trusts acquire,...

    07/06/2002 11:57:00 AM PDT · by madfly · 32 replies · 467+ views
    THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR ^ | July 3, 2002 | By Mitch Tobin
    By Mitch Tobin , ARIZONA DAILY STAR With pressure from the University of Arizona, the U.S. Forest Service has quietly begun pruning and cleaning the forest around the telescopes atop Mount Graham. The work, within critical habitat for an endangered squirrel, comes as UA officials worry about a catastrophic wildfire roaring through a $120 million telescope complex that environmentalists and some American Indians have fought for more than a decade. In 1996, flames from a 6,716-acre wildfire came within 200 yards of the telescopes. As the monsoon arrives, the top of the Pinaleno Mountains, 75 miles northeast of Tucson, is...