Yurok Tribe responds to 'Takings' outcome, H&N 11/19/19. "Officials
representing the tribes interests said this means two
things: (1) that Yurok water rights require the Bureau
of Reclamation to provide, at minimum, enough water to
the Klamath River to support salmon habitat and ensure
the persistence of coho salmon and, (2) that Klamath
Irrigation Project water withdrawals can only occur when
there is enough water in the river to ensure the
persistence of the fish."
'Erroneous' data triggers new biological opinion,
H&N 11/17/19. "The
most recent consultation, which also took into
consideration the effects on the killer whale in the
Pacific Ocean, was expected to last through
2024"...“There are things that we believe that have gone
beyond the duties of the Klamath Project,” said KWUA
Executive Director Paul Simmons.
Klamath Tribes agree with court's ruling (on Takings
Case), H&N 11/16/19. "Sue
Noe, affiliated with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
and legal counsel for Klamath Tribes, said that Klamath
Project irrigators, who are junior water users to the
tribes, “were not entitled to receive any Project water
in 2001.” (KBC NOTE: AFTER the 2001 water
shutoff, the National Research Council stated that the
water shutoff was "unjustified." For some perspective,
NARF is supported by Ford Foundation and Carnegie
Corporation, which along with George Soros' Open Society
Foundation funded the northbound central American
migrant caravans through Mexico:"
Excerpts from current and past
including key words "dam removal," "KBRA,
"Water Use Retirement Program." when
PacifiCorps....retires and removes...Klamath
River Dams," "solar facility...would require
2,400 acres of land" "number of
uncertainties," "disrupt water deliveries,"
"Keno Dam," "power prices...volatile."
Perspectives on Klamath River dam removal by Rex
Cozzalio, 4th generation rancher by Iron Gate Dam on
the Klamath River 11/8/19. This is a
response to former legislator Jason Atkinson's support
of destroying Klamath River Dams. Subject - dams and:
irrigators, toxic algae, deadly C Shasta, habitat, power
Native workers unsure of future after coal plant closes,
H&N 11/3/19. "...mining
operations in the region employed 700 mostly Native
American workers. The power plant had more than 500
employees, 90% of whom were Navajo. Navajo President
Jonathan Nez said the tribe will lose between $40
million and $50 million annually from coal revenue and
utilities announced the retirement of nearly 550
coal-fired power generators since 2010, the agency said.
More are planned."