Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
California U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa
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Letter from FERC to US Congressmen Bentz and LaMalfa regarding Klamath hydroelectric dam destruction, FOLLOWED BY: letter from Congressmen Bentz and LaMalfa to FERC 7/14/22. "...I take very seriously our obligation to ensure that any action the Commission takes is in the public interest..."
Letter from Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Congressman Cliff Bentz regarding Klamath hydroelectric dam destruction: unknown and undisclosed local, state and federal and ratepayer costs and liabilities, legal authority, Keno Dam authority and plans, additional burdens for agriculture ... , letter to FERC, PacifiCorp, KRRC, Oregon governor Kate Brown, California governor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, June 16, 2022.
Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee blocked not only a firefighter pay amendment, but a fire reform package that would have reduced fire risks and reformed federal fire policy, California Representative Doug LaMalfa 9/13/21.
Letter from U.S. Congressman LaMalfa to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding Klamath Dam Removal, 8/19/21. "...This silt has been estimated4 at 20.4 million cubic yards but, given the recent issues of sediment underestimation on the Condit Dam and other dam removal projects, it could be as high as 60 million cubic yards...In 2009, the complete clean up of this sediment was estimated to cost more than $4 billion. Sediment issues become even more severe6 and likely to cause mass fish mortality during dry water years, which the entire Klamath Basin has faced in 2020 and 2021...County officials have informed me that revenues will decrease between $600,000 and $800,000 per year, and effectively require at least one school district to be shut down...It is unconscionable to require the public to cover the liability for dam removal, rob them of the ability to fund their education system, and ignore their votes against this proposal..."
PRESS RELEASE: LaMalfa introduces bill blocking radical Biden land grab 5/7/21.
LaMalfa Rolls Out Legislative Package Banning “COVID Vaccine Passports” CA Congressman LaMalfa PRESS RELEASE 3/31/21
LaMalfa Praises Bureau of Reclamation’s New Science-Based Regulation of Klamath Basin 1/20/21
Press Release - LaMalfa Introduces Election Certainty Act 12/1/2020
PRESS RELEASE - Calif. U.S. Congressman LaMalfa Says He Will Keep Fighting Dam Removal After Announcement 11/17/2020
Interior Secretary Bernhardt and Reclamation Commissioner Burman travel to Klamath Basin at LaMalfa’s Request, Congressman Doug LaMalfa News Release 7/12/2020. "After Congressman LaMalfa continuously engaged with the Trump Administration, water allocations were restored to the April commitment, and the tens of thousands of acres of already planted crops would be able to survive the growing season. Congressman LaMalfa and Congressman Greg Walden (OR-02) extended the invitation to Secretary Bernhardt and Commissioner Burman to visit the Basin for today’s events..."
Walden, LaMalfa, Bentz: Supreme Court must prevent uncompensated theft of Western water, Pens Op-ed in Washington Examiner, 6/18/2020. "
PRESS RELEASE: LaMalfa Applauds Trump Administration for Restoring Water to Klamath Basin Farmers, Congressman Doug LaMalfa June 9, 2020. "While Basin farmers are still only receiving 40% of their legal water right from Upper Klamath Lake, it will help to get them through the remainder of the growing season with the crops they currently have in the ground. I was pleased to partner with my colleague from Oregon, Congressman Greg Walden, in this fight to restore water to our farmers on both sides of the border."
PRESS RELEASE - Congressman LaMalfa: Farmers Need Maximum Water Allocations to Ensure Stable Food Supply Chain, April 9, 2020, followed by LaMalfa's full letter to President Trump. "...I ask that you direct the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Commerce to waive any restrictions on granting 100% water allocations to farmers and water districts, along with waiving outdated Endangered Species Act requirements..."
LaMalfa Praises Senate for USMCA Passage, LaMalfa
News Release 1/16/20
LaMalfa & Panetta’s Legislation to Honor Families of Veterans Passes House 5/21/19
LaMalfa PRESS RELEASE: LaMalfa Announces FEMA Grant Funding for Paradise 2/8/19
Congressman Doug LaMalfa addresses Community Meeting in Oroville regarding Camp Fire 11/12/18 by KBC News. "An informational meeting was held in Oroville this evening with local and regional elected officials and firefighters speaking to a crowd of people, many who lost everything in the Camp Fire, and most did not know if their homes burnt down."
LaMalfa PRESS RELEASE - House Republicans Welcome Executive Action on Western Water. U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa, California's First District 10/19/18. "...Communities across California have also been devastated as senseless government regulations have mandated that billions of gallons of water be flushed out to the ocean and wasted..."
PRESS RELEASE - CA Congressman LaMalfa Urges Strong Forest Management in Final Farm Bill Conference Report 9/20/18
Making America More Secure; Breakdown of Funding, U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Calif. District 1, 7/30/17.
PRESS RELEASE: Rep. LaMalfa Helps Halt Collections Notices to California National Guard 10/30/16
PRESS RELEASE: LaMalfa Expresses Opposition to Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion Proposal 10/28/16. “Any expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument would not only negatively impact private property rights, public access and forest management, but would occur over the objections of local residents..."
PRESS RELEASE - Rep. LaMalfa Responds to Forced Repayment of Veteran Bonuses, 10/24/16
Fixing the VA, letter from Congressman Doug LaMalfa, California's 1st District 9/18/16
California's tough gun laws are getting stricter, Leader Telegram 7/1/16. "The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures...."
U.S. Rep Doug LaMalfa Statement Regarding Klamath Dam Removal Meeting March 16, 2016, California District 1, 3/17/16. "This entire process has been mired in secrecy and appears to have been conceived as a way to exclude the public from the decision-making process on an issue that very much affects them...No government entity, much less three, should be conducting business behind closed doors to avoid pushback from the public...None of the agencies of the Federal or State governments may settle a bi-state water agreement, divest federal land to tribes or others, nor can they appropriate federal dollars. All of those are functions of Congress...."
PRESS RELEASE - Rep. LaMalfa Urges Forest Service Chief to Accelerate Forest Management Projects, Fight Frivolous Lawsuits, 3/1/16
PRESS RELEASE - Rep. LaMalfa Demands Answers on Klamath Dam Removal “Shell Corporation, 3/1/16. "Citing an agreement signed by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the State of California, the State of Oregon, and PacifiCorp to create a “non-federal entity” to remove the dams, LaMalfa demanded that Connor explain where Interior derived the authority to engage in removal of the Klamath Dams...We’re seeing an administration that claims to be the most transparent in history engaged in closed meetings, neck-deep in a shell corporation, and requiring stakeholders to sign nondisclosure agreements just to learn how they’ll be affected...”
Calif. U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa proposed HB4387 "This Act may be cited as the “Tule Lake National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2016”, posted to KBC 1/27/16. "When preparing the general management plan, the Secretary shall consult with the City, County, and Airport to ensure that management of the Historic Site does not negatively impact operation of the Airport."
Rep. LaMalfa Comments on President Obama’s Firearm Executive Order Proposal, 1/5/16
California Congressman Doug LaMalfa expresses concerns with KBRA at townhall in Tulelake, by KBC News 9/19/15. "How can I support something that's morally wrong?" asked LaMalfa.
Oakland VA office botched benefits, forgot about claims, SFGate 2/18/15. "(Calif. U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa) had requested the inspector general’s review after a group of whistle-blowers came forward with information about the hidden claims... LaMalfa said he was pleased the claims in the cart were being processed, but concerned about the 12,647 other informal claims supposedly found in the cabinet, and whether or not the veterans who filed those claims got the help they needed. Who is looking out for the veterans?...”"
Rep. LaMalfa Cosponsors Bills to Keep Pension Promises to Retired Veterans, 1/24/14
California Rep. LaMalfa makes ‘pivot’ on immigration reform, Capital Press 1/9/14
PRESS RELEASE: (U.S. Congressman) LaMalfa Supports Package of Measures to Support Veterans, End Backlog, 10/30/13
Secession vote has lawmaker’s support. Congressman praises board in Siskiyou County for action, H&N, posted to KBC 9/22/13
California U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa letter to Janet Nepolitano, Dept. of Homeland Security: Why did DHS recently purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammo with solicitation to buy more? posted to KBC 3/22/13. The letter is signed by 8 addtional Congressmen.
PRESS RELEASE: Representative LaMalfa Calls on President to Change Tactics on Sequester, 3/5/13. "The across-the-board sequester cuts were originally proposed by the Obama White House as part of the 2011 Budget Control Act, reducing the amount of additional government spending by $85 billion or 2.3% in 2013. Even with the reduction, federal spending is projected to increase $30 billion over 2012 levels.
California rice farmer sworn in as U.S. Congressman; Doug LaMalfa discusses his unexpected journey to House, H&N 1/6/13
LaMalfa Applauds Defeat of Fish and Game Administrative Fine Measure; Bipartisan Group of Senate Legislators Defeats AB 2179, LaMalfa Press Release 8/30/12
LaMalfa Announces Town Hall Dates for April 19-21.
Assemblyman Jim Neilsen and Senator Doug LaMalfa "officially stand up to oppose the watershed wide permit program. Our elected representatives advise against signing the contract." Scott Valley Protect Our Water 2/11/11
PRESS RELEASE: Neilsen & LaMalfa Demand Fish and Game Department stop harassing property owners/water users, 2/11/11
Letter from Senator LaMalfa and Assemblyman Neilson to California Dept. Fish and Game Director 2/10/11
Unemployment rate up in Northern California counties.
LaMalfa named to
H&N, posted to KB C 2/1/11.
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