Archive 167 - April 2016
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Tulelake Community Town Hall at The Honker May 5th: Siskiyou County Ballot Measures Up For Election on June 7
dedicate 'In God We Trust' sign, H&N
"A plaque with
the words 'In God We Trust', 'Klamath
County', and 'Liberty and Justice' is
dedicated on a wall inside the Klamath
County Commissioners meeting room...LeQuieu
thanked Commissioner Tom Mallams for
bringing the issue before the county and
thanked the board of commissioners for
approving the plaque."
Klamath Irrigation District opposes river agreement, KTVL 4/21/16
Letter from KID to Congressman Greg Walden requesting his presence at Bureau of Reclamation Meeting in Sacramento because of the Bureau's unachievable demands of KID, 4/19/16. "The KID’s signing of the BOR financing contract as-is, in other words, would leave the KID and its members saddled with substantial debt, entirely at the mercy of the BOR without legal recourse, and unable to control, let alone, purchase its Project transferred works...The second purpose of the forthcoming Sacramento meeting is to address the BOR’s ongoing failure to provide the KID with an annual accounting of its net Operations & Management ("O&M") expenditures... Ms. Bradford and Mr. Driscoll stated that they were unable to determine this amount...We found this statement, upon subsequent investigation, to be patently untrue....a 2014 U.S. General Accountability Office report reveals, the BOR has apparently failed to meet its legal obligation to determine, less provide, the required annual Statements of Project Construction Cost and Repayment ("SPCCR") setting forth each district’s respective share of the Project’s accumulated repayment obligation, since at least 2001 – the time of the infamous Bucket Brigade protest against the BOR’s shutoff of water to the Project....the absence of annual accountings renders the Project "transferred works" vulnerable to BOR take-back...Ms. Bradford and Mr. Driscoll also have so significantly inserted themselves into the KID’s business relationship with its C Canal Flume engineering contractor that they essentially dictated the engineering consultants’ recommendations for C Flume replacement and the previous KID Board’s and manager’s decisions to accept them."
Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice! Let you gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Sent by Frank Tallerico
Klamath Falls - Bureau of Reclamation makes offer irrigators can’t refuse, by KID attorney Lawrence Kogan for the Capital Press April 20, 2016
It should be a battle of ideas, not insults, H&N letter by Donald Crawford, Klamath Falls 4/13/16. "Thank you, Doug and Gail, for for standing tall in the saddle...The Democrat and liberal Republican throwback politicians, winners and wannabes screamed and kicked up old political dust and musk...They had six months to file for the primary election."
Someone else's choice = your sacrifice, posted on the www.klamathbasincrisis.org / KBC News Discussion Forum April 12, 2016. "Over the past 25 years over 800 dams of various sizes have been destroyed in our nation alone. That is a bit scary since one of the big differences between first and third world countries is found in the existence or absence of fully functioning dams...Not too long before the seemingly treacherous and unsupported agreement to remove four Klamath River dams was signed (with blatant indifference to voter or congressional approval) it was more than a little disquieting to find out that Dan Keppen, (former head of the Klamath Water Users Association) had met with the Obama Whitehouse and United Nations associates in person to discuss water issues, water policy and resolution templates including the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA) etc..."
"Well, if I wanted all the people out of Northern California, what would I do?" letter to KBC News by Mark Johnson, posted 4/12/16
Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God."
Oregon Firearms Federation Endorses E. Werner
Reschke for Oregon State Rep, 4/10/16.
Notice of Potential Termination Event, KWUA / Klamath Water Users Association 1/16/16. "...citing original KHSA Art. 3.3.4.A and Appendix E (above) showing intertwined/interlinked relationship between KHSA & KBRA (now incorporated, in part, in KPFA"
Will the United States (and Klamath Basin) Go the Way of Zimbabwe? by Elaine Willman, MPA, 4/10/16. "All the western states are targets for the removal of food production. That’s the goal of the current federal administration that harmonizes nicely with the One World Order folks. In Bellingham, Washington, thanks to a huge EPA grant to the Swinomish tribe, enormous billboards on the Interstate trash their area farmers for “polluting the waters.” In California, the San Joaquin Valley has already had its crop production decimated, and that area once provided over 20% of our country’s food...."
Hydro agreement changes made without using the rule of law, H&N letter by Laurence A Kogan, Esq guest writer for H&N 4/10/16
Full water supply expected, H&N 4/9/16
Stop whining and let Whitsetts live in peace, H&N 4/9/16.
Agencies sign dam removal agreements, Western Livestock Journal 4/8/16. "local voices are making clear that the “shared vision” of dam removal is not universal, and that the agreements as drafted may not ensure either restoration of the river or sustainability of water use on the Klamath...While Brown said last Wednesday that signing the agreements was an act of “healing this river,” Haupt said the government’s own analysis predicts the opposite...which reveals that the four dams’ removal method will result in “complete sterilization of all aquatic life for a minimum of two years” in the Klamath River, due to the roughly 20 million cubic yards of sediment that will be flushed into the river...the report even admits dam removal will wipe out an entire generation of the federally-listed Coho salmon—the very fish that is being touted as the reason for the dams’ removal. This is a “clear, egregious violation” of the Endangered Species Act, he said..."
State, federal officials sign new Klamath dam agreements, Capital Press, KBC 4/6/16. “We are objecting to the process that they violated and continue to violate,” Kogan told the Capital Press, adding that the district may sue to block the agreement..."
Dam removal impact clearer after letter (from Klamath Commissioners to FERC), H&N letter to editor by Robert Harris, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 4/10/16
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, posted to KBC 4/10/16. "AB 2757 would require agricultural employers to pay overtime premium pay (at a rate of 1.5 times an employee’s regular rate of pay) to their employees after 8 hours in any work day, and 40 hours in any work week; premium pay at the rate of two times the employee’s regular rate of pay for any work after 12 hours in a day; and will repeal the agricultural exemption..." "AB 2700 (Rudy Salas, Jr., D-Bakersfield) passed out of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee on consent on April 6. AB 2700 requires the CPUC to update the criteria it uses to prioritize renewable energy projects..." KBC NOTE: Why would they create more renewable energy projects while California governor wants to destroy Klamath River hydropower (the ultimate renewable energy) dams serving 70,000 homes?
Oregon lawmaker says new Klamath dam removal plan may be illegal, Capital Press, posted to KBC 4/10/16.
From the archives: 'Game' was rigged to limit participants, H&N letter to the editor by Werner Reschke, Malin 10/25/15, "the game has been rigged by the “stakeholders” (tribes, environmentalists, fishermen, some in agriculture) so they become the winners. The rest of us are the losers: more national debt passed to our children and increased power rates from the destruction of four hydropower dams — the cheapest power source in Pacific Power’s portfolio..."
Klamath agreements a 'first step', H&N 4/6/16. "Siskiyou County Supervisor Grace Bennett said she plans to oppose dam removal during FERC’s public comment process. “We are going to be very vocal,” she said. “This is a real tragedy for the Klamath River and the people who live along the Klamath River in Siskiyou County. Siskiyou County Supervisor Brandon Criss said he will also continue opposing dam removal. “I think the dams have had a proven benefit for the (Basin) farming community,” Criss said."
"Confidential and Privileged Settlement
*** PRESS RELEASE - Department of Interior: Secretary Jewell, Governors of California and Oregon, Tribal Leaders & Water Users to Make Major Announcement on Klamath River Dams, Restoration. "KLAMATH, Calif. – On Wednesday, April 6, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor will join Governor of California Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Governor of Oregon Kate Brown to make a major announcement about environmental restoration, water reliability and hydroelectric dams along the 263-mile Klamath River. Federal, state and Native American tribal leaders, businesses, non-governmental organizations and water users will also join in the announcement, which will further progress toward the largest river restoration project in U.S. history..."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of Comfort; who comforts us in all tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which ourselves are comforted by God." sent by Frank Tallerico for 4/3/16
Wolf or coyote attack on calf - why predators should not be introduced into rural areas for visitors to hear their wild howl. Short video by Debbie Bacagalupi 4/3/16. KBC News Wolf Page
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