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Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.

President Joe Biden


How Biden's infrastructure package invests in farming, rural communities, Capital Press 11/9/21. "...$8.3 billion in water projects including irrigation modernization, improved water storage and conveyance, aquifer recharge and repairs...Klamath habitat: Some $162 million will go toward Klamath habitat restoration work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service..." KBC NOTE: "improved water storage" ? We HAVE excellent water storage which the Bureau of Reclamation, against a court order, did not allow irrigators to use this summer. How can we recharge our aquifer, after we must pump our aquifer to farm because the Bureau stole our stored water, if the Bureau won't allow us water to recharge it? $162M to FWS for Klamath for habitat restoration? That usually means land and water rights acquisitions. What a deal.

Biden administration leaves ESA 'habitat' undefined, Capital Press 11/5/21. "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it plans to repeal a definition that limited “habitat” to land that could support the species."

Biden moves BLM brass back to Washington, Capital Press, 9/24/21. "Ninety-nine percent of the 250 million acres managed by the BLM is West of the Mississippi River. Its decisions impact the livelihoods of people who populate rural communities but those decisions are made far from the forests, grasslands and high deserts they call home..."

White House stands by BLM nominee despite eco-terrorism links, views on population control, Fox News 6/28/21. "The letter told the Forest Service that 500 pounds of "spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length" had been jammed into the trees of an Idaho forest. Tree-spiking is a dangerous ecoterrorist tactic that has severely injured people, such as a mill worker whose jaw was split in two from an exploding saw..."

Biden administration to roll back ESA reforms, Capital Press 6/07/21. "Rescind a regulatory definition of “habitat” that limits critical habitat designations to a location that “currently or periodically contains the resources and conditions necessary to support one or more life processes of a species...Prohibit the agencies from considering the economic impacts and certain other consequences of their ESA listing decisions..." etc.

Biden-linked team rolls out climate plan for agriculture, Capital Press 11/30/2020. "The team also suggests developing a plan to retire coal-fired power plants. After the first 100 days, proposals include investing millions in “green” and “renewable” energy, making methane digesters for livestock more affordable for farmers, promoting biofuels, hiring more women and minorities at USDA and pushing USDA to work more closely with the EPA." KBC NOTE: So, does this mean a Biden administration would preserve our "green renewable-energy" Klamath hydroelectric dams?



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