Time to Take Action

Archive 203 - April 2019
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Utility offers updates on dams, forest fires, H&N 4/21/19. "The utility is planning to off-load its dams to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) by transferring the operating licenses and, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval, decommission them for removal. The biggest concern is the liability from the yards of sediment backed up behind the dams that will flow down the Klamath River to the sea."

Klamath Tribes at water coalition talks, H&N 4/21/19.

VFW concerns: Proposed gun law fails to exclude antique weapons, H&N guest writer Lawrence Cottingham 4/19/19. Cottingham is a SFC U.S. Army retired veteran, VFW and American Legion member.

Rules slash regulatory reach over Upper Klamath wells, Capital Press, 4/12/19. “Pumping shutdowns by the Oregon Water Resources Department have been a source of controversy in the Upper Klamath Basin in recent years, with the agency facing multiple lawsuits arguing that regulated wells aren’t actually interfering with surface water rights... 'Overall, the rules are still bad for us, bad for the entire state of Oregon,' said Tom Mallams, an area farmer who sat on a “rules advisory committee” about the interim regulations. 'It’s unlikely OWRD will actually abide by a provision stating that the interim rules won’t set a precedent,' he said. 'Water Resources say they won’t or say they will, and they don’t stick to it. The final rules may again increase the number of wells subject to regulation while retaining provisions about the adverse impacts from groundwater pumping, hindering irrigators from challenging shutdowns in court,' said Mallams.'The OWRD likely reduced the distance in the interim rules to avoid court challenges in the meantime,' he said. 'That’s a very appealing carrot to the irrigators, but we know that’s just to put a stop to the litigation against them.' ”

CFBF Legislative Review 4/19/19...ag employee housing, pot, marketing, hemp, pesticides, ESA-protected Tricolored Blackbirds.

Number of small farms is growing in Oregon, Argus Observer 4/19/19. "...The amount of farmland in Oregon had dropped by about 340,000 acres over the five-year period... labor is the top cost on farm, having increased 21 percent since 2012..."

Lawsuit renews attack on grazing in Oregon national forest, Capital Press 4/18/19.

What Breaks God’s Heart, LUKE 19:41-42

KWUA files lawsuit against Reclamation, H&N 4/12/19. "Klamath Water Users Association, which had announced its intent to file suit last week, did so against Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday due to limitations to water supply for the Klamath Project outlined in the 2019 biological opinions."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review KBC 4/12/19.

Water for irrigators: KWUA announces Project delivery, H&N 4/11/19. "Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office will deliver at least 322,000 acre feet of water — or a 92% allocation — rather than a full 350,000 from Upper Klamath Lake to the Klamath Project this summer and fall...Longtime legal counsel for KWUA Paul Simmons...was selected as executive director of the association..." KBC NOTE: an irrigator contacted and told us: "It is really less than honest to say the Project is getting 92% of their deliveries this year. If you go back to their original allotment, this year they are only actually getting around 69. All of our water, both upper and lower basin, continues to be "re-allocated."

Klamath Tribes expand crime victim support with $400,000 grant H&N 4/11/19. "Klamath Tribes Social Services Director Marvin Garcia said they currently employ one victim advocate who handles up to 100 cases per month...More than 80 percent of Native American women across the country have experienced violence, according to the Indian Law Resource Center, and more than 50 percent have experienced sexual violence..."

California fire risk shows urgent need for prevention work, Chico Enterprise-Record 4/11/19. "Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on wildfires, designed to expedite forest-thinning projects and other programs..Cal Fire and the state Board of Forestry estimate 23 million acres in the state’s responsibility area could benefit from fuel reduction. And those treatments aren’t one-time efforts: they must be repeated every few years to be effective...Among the biggest complications in forest management are California’s strict environmental regulations...The reviews can take years."

Sprague River rising to 8.4 feet, on flood watch, H&N 4/10/19.

Record number of wolves in Oregon, H&N 4/9/19. "...known wolves in Oregon at the end of 2018 was 137, a 10% increase over the previous year...Sixteen wolf packs, defined as four or more wolves traveling together in winter, were documented during the Oregon count, up from 12 packs in 2017..."

KID, KWUA sue agencies over water supply followed by Fears of Flooding, H&N 4/8/19.

KWUA Annual Meeting – Open to The Public April 8th At Reames Golf Course April 8, 2019, 5:30 social hour, 6:30 meeting. RSVP www.kwua.org or call 541 883 6100.

Klamath Basin Attack Planned and Being Carried Out? by Rudy Hiley, Tulelake, 4/4/19. "Hopefully when he worked toward dam removal with the Canadian concern AECON Corporation he was unaware that they were being absorbed by the Chinese conglomerate known as CCCI, an arm of the Chinese government.  Thank God that the Canadian government was awake enough to shoot that sale down over national security concerns.  Paying one of our military adversaries to take our dams out would be unique indeed."

Irrigation season begins for Klamath Project, followed by Reclamation transitions to modified water operation plan, H&N 4/4/19. "Snowpack as of Tuesday afternoon is up to about 129 percent of average for the Klamath Project, with precipitation resting at 98 percent. Nettleton told irrigators late last month they could anticipate a projected 93 percent allocation, pending the release of the official number, which should be released later this week."

Modoc apology bill passes Senate, on to House, H&N 4/4/19. " Chairman Don Gentry:“On behalf of the Klamath Tribes, the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Paiute people, I hereby express our overwhelming support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 ... Acknowledging the truth of wrongs done is a critical first step towards healing those affected.”

Judge Defends Obama Expansion Of Oregon National Monument, FM News 101 KXL 4/3/19. "Murphy Co. and Murphy Timber Investments LLC brought one of three lawsuits against Obama’s expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, arguing that part of the expanded area was reserved for timber production." Obama nearly doubled the monument’s size to more than 150 square miles. "Kristen Boyles, an attorney for Earthjustice which was one of the defendant-intervenors in the case, said she was grateful." KBC Note: George Soros is a multibillionaire whose goal is One World Order. His financial support goes to litigation (Earthjustice) for most of the NGOs /Non Governmental Agencies (environmental groups) at the secret Klamath KBRA negotiation table. Go HERE for our Who's Who Page.

Klamath Dams, water quality, temperature and 20 million yards of toxic sediment, by engineer Don Mausshardt for H&N 4/2/19. "...In the late 1990s and early 2000, environmental organizations have taken several thousand of acres of farmland adjacent to the upper end of Klamath Lake and turned them in to marshlands. This can also be contributing to the warming of the waters in the Lake...Could the data presented show that the creation of new marshlands has had just the opposite effect and is now really detrimental to the sucker fish?...the real question of the 20 million cubic yards of “toxic” sediment behind the dams as reported in the Herald and News. There was no explanation offered by the representative on how that would be managed...the silence was deafening..."

 

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