Time to Take Action

Archive 200 - January 2019
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When wolves come to town by Capital Press1/30/19. "Wolves are coming to town, but Colville isn’t Seattle. Anyone who loses their cats or dogs will be expected to accept it the way the ranchers are expected to accept it as part of the price of living in wolf habitat."

Zinke renewed grazing permit for Hammond Ranches, Oregonian 1/29/19

Hoopa Valley Tribe wins lawsuit against feds.The victory may expedite Klamath dam removal, Eureka Times-Standard 1/28/19.
Hoopa Tribe Went 10 Times Over Trinity River Salmon Catch Limit, WONews.com 3/23/18

Gunsmoke and Mirrors, Oregon Senator Dennis Linthicum Newsletter January 2019

Klamath Dam removal contractor holds Q&A January 29th, H&N 1/27/19

SCWUA - Water Board evaluates the Klamath Dam removal without a final plan by FERC, by SCWUA President Richard Marshall, 1/21/19

KLAMATH - Groundwater rule undergoes two-year testing, letter to editor by Larry Sees, Beatty, for H&N 1/27/19

Wildfire carbon emissions primary cause of possible climate doomsday scenario by Oregon Senator Dennis Linthicum, November 2018
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...four California wildfires...between 1992 and 2007, released carbon dioxide at levels 19 times greater than previously accepted scientific estimates.
...each acre of burned forest emitted greenhouse gases equal to the annual exhaust from 48 cars.
...combustion emissions could have been reduced from 46.2 tons per acre to 12 tons per acre if the density of trees had been reduced from 273 per acre to the more natural density of 60 per acre."
Trump order expands logging on public land, H&N by Washington Post 1/15/19.

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review 1/27/19: CLIMATE CHANGE - California Air Resources Board adopted plan for San Joaquin Valley farmers: retiring tractors, reduce emissions by conservation, replace ag pumps with electrical pumps, create inspection and maintenance program.

BOR names new Mid-Pacific Region director, Conant to oversee Klamath along with California and Nevada projects, H&N 1/22/19.

SCWUA - Water Board evaluates the Klamath Dam removal without a final plan by FERC, by SCWUA President Richard Marshall, 1/21/19

Walden Townhall, H&N 1/20/19

Rep E. Werner Reschke announces Legislative Agenda, goals for 2019 1/17/19

Once again, it's time to fix the ESA, Capital Press 1/3/19

from 2018: Hoopa Valley Tribe warns of lawsuit over salmon fishing rules, focus on Klamath and Rogue fishery, Eureka Times Standard, posted to KBC 1/20/19: "The tribe argues that had the council used its original calculation method and allowed for 11 percent of Chinook salmon to be harvested, the number of coho salmon that would killed would be “in excess” of what’s allowed."
Hoopa Tribe Went 10 Times Over Trinity River Salmon Catch Limit, WONews.com KBC 3/23/18. Hoopa's catch was "...1,660 fall salmon last year when its quota was only 163 fish, the Hoopa Tribe admitted it knowingly went over its limits and allowed tribal members to continue fishing, even though the fall salmon season for sport anglers was completely shut down last fall in the Klamath and Trinity rivers, and ocean seasons were severely curtailed as well to protect Klamath Basin salmon." 

Kiewit positions for Klamath dam pillage, by Rex Cozzalio, member of SCWUA / Siskiyou County Water Users Association, 1/18/19

TID regular public board meeting agenda 1/15/19.

H-2A minimum wage hearing set for Jan. 28, Capital Press 1/14/19. "...It has increased from $14.12 to $15.03 in Washington and Oregon, the highest in the nation..."

PRESS RELEASE - Oregon legislature takes aim at 2nd Amendment – again! Oregon State Legislature  1/14/19

Walden to host Klamath Falls town hall Friday, January 18. H&N 1/14/19

Klamath Water Users in transition: 'Nasty' water year takes toll on former director, KID's watermaster resigns, and Pay-out coming for drought relief applicants, H&N 1/13/19

California Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Review 1/11/19. Governor Newsoms' appointments, State Budget Proposal of $209 billion, Cap and Trade, Departments: Food and Ag, F&W, Cal Fire, State Water Resources Control Board, Transportation, ...Ag Ed, Cannabis, Commodities, Hemp, Land Use, Pest Management, Water

Oregonians for Food and Shelter Legislative Review 1/11/19. Bans neonicotinoids, aerial pesticide prohibition, forest practice bans, dairy size prohibitions and regulations, Articles: Carbon Cap, Wolf talks, Klamath Refuge Management Attacks, Walden townhalls.

Oregonians for Food and Shelter Legislative Review 1/11/19. Bans neonicotinoids, aerial pesticide prohibition, forest practice bans, dairy size prohibitions and regulations, Articles: Carbon Cap, Wolf talks, Klamath Refuge Management Attacks, Walden townhalls.

AB 178 - To exempt California disaster victims from $15,000+ new residential home solar mandate, California Assemblyman Brian Dahle 1/11/19

KID taps Henley High grad as manager, H&N 1/11/19

Rancher loses sixth animal to wolves, Medford Tribune 1/5/19. “I’ve done everything by the book between the state and the federal people and tried to be cooperative with everybody, and we’re just kind of starting to strike out,” Birdseye said. "OR-7 and his pack will not be subject to lethal removal by ODFW because they are in Western Oregon, where gray wolves are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act."

Jordan Cove pipeline public hearing on Monday January 7, H&N 1/4/19. Public comments due February 3

Agency analyzes impacts of removing Klamath River dams, H&N 1/4/19. "Plans to remove four hydroelectric dams on the lower Klamath River would benefit the region far more than keeping them in place, according to a draft environmental impact report by the California State Water Resources Control Board."
Strategy to form the Dam Destruction/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: Cal/EPA Environmental Justice Action Plan May 18, 2005. Lead Agency: State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

Reclamation finalizes Klamath Project Biological Assessment, BOR Press Release 1/2/19
BOR releases Klamath Project Biological Assessment, H&N 1/3/19. "It’s analyzing, assessing, the impacts of the Klamath Project operation on all these (endangered) species...The services are going to use this Biological Assessment that we did … to create the bi-Op...We’re allowing the public to view it but there’s no comment period..."
The 2018 assessment and its appendices are available at www.usbr.gov/mp/kbao
Reclamation's guiding water document, Biological Assessment, released, H&N 12/23/18

Swan Lake hydro’s future awaits FERC decision, H&N 1/2/19. "...able to power approximately 600,000 homes (or 1,187 gigawatt-hours) annually for 45 years once operational..." “This project, of which we will receive no benefit, will bisect our farmlands and remove property from agricultural production. The development of roads and placement of power poles will increase costs of irrigation and farming, cause erosion, dust and weed control, and interfere with our quality of life and our property values...Other comments issued reaffirmed public concerns over location of power lines, adverse impacts to property values, impact to agricultural operations and groundwater availability, and the draft EIS’ lack of a no-action alternative..."

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