KWUA Newsletter, Dec 31,
Repeal the Endangered Species Act, Henry Lamb, World Net Daily,
Water Users brace for report on chinook kill, Lee Juillerat, H&N,
Report Disputed, Lee Juillerat, H&N, 12/22.
Don't make Poe Valley a guinea pig, H&N Editorial, 12/22.
Klamath Water Crisis painful betrayal, ag consultants told, Harry
Cline, Western Farm Press, 12/21.
Merrill Business is retailer of the year, Matt Hall, H&N, 12/18.
It's a cruel, long distance war, H&N Editorial, 12/12.
Cheap power for farmers attacked, Lee Juillerat, H&N, 12/12.. "That
would be a bizarre policy to pursue — the complete eradication of farming in
the Klamath Basin.”, Jim McCarthay, ONRC. The only sensible quote in the
report. Unfortunately, that's exactly what they want.
gets animated on how fish screen will work, Matt Hall, H&N, 12/12.
on Klamath Project recreation impact dead wrong, Dan Keppen, H&N
guest editorial, 12/10. "they have proposed to eliminate an entire community
so that assumed future tourists might enjoy additional — and debatable —
Activists file herbicide suit against irrigators, Todd Kepple, H&N,
12/9. Actually this suit is against EPA and ODEQ, not irigators.
Imperial shuns sale, roils water picture, Sacramento Bee,
12/10. "Imperial residents, whose community is among the poorest in the
state, resented the idea of making sacrifices to satisfy the water demands
of wealthy coastal cities."
should build bridges, not burn them, H&N editorial, 12/8.
Wolves have local folks howling, Ryan Harper, H&N, 12/5.
Program to honor homesteaders, H&N, 11/25.
pitches water lease plan, Ryan Harper, H&N, 12/1.
Do you really want wolves in your back yard, do you
appreciate your children, pets, and livestock? Let out your
feelings at a meeting at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, Wed, Nov 7, 7:00
This Sunday evening, on CBS, a movie will be aired called "Christmas
Shoes." A subplot of the movie involves Rob Lowe defending a group of
farmers from an "Environmental Junta" who wants to take their water rights
away because of the "sucker fish." Sound familiar?
If this turns out to
be as good as it sounds, please let CBS know. More info on the movie at
Klamath water crisis painful government betrayal lesson, Harry
Cline, Western Farm Press, 11/22. "Real people are attached to these
Endangered Species Act decisions — people with lives and dreams. Don’t let
this happen to you."
Fed fish study moves upstream,
Ryan Harper, H&N, 11/22. Fish and
Wildlife, "with the help of the California Department of Fish and Game, the
National Marine Fisheries Service, and tribal biologists" drafted this
report. All but CDF have actively tried to shut down farming in the Klamath
Basin, using faulty or non-existent science. Do we already smell bias in
Two responses to Chicago
Tribune editorial, John Keys, reclamation commissioner, and Rob
Crawford, Tulelake farmer. We attempted to include the editorial, but the
Tribune charges for their articles.
Activists’ water claim hit, Ryan Harper, H&N, 11/20.
Unanimously Passes Walden Bill to Reimburse Klamath Basin Irrigators’
Operations and Maintenance Fees, 11/ 20.
Support Appreciated, Letter, H&N, 11/18. "...we have expanded
our horizons from being a part of a small group of 50 property owners to
standing shoulder to shoulder with great people such as the Bucket Brigade,
Paragon Foundation and Freedom 21."
Run Tally Mixed, Ryan Harper, H&N, 11/18.
Two letters from the Sacramento Bee,
KWUA Newsletter, Nov.
16, 2002. Water Watch tries to hone in on adjudication.
Sturgeon lawsuit filed,
H&N, Ryan Harper, 11/15.
Basin streams tabbed as bull trout habitat,
H&N, Todd Kepple, 11/14/02.
Basin Conservation Implementation Program, kbc,
11/14. "Dave Sabo, Bureau of Reclamation area managerarea
manager, will implement a plan which he feels will restore the endangered
fish while honoring perpetual contracts to irrigators."
FROM LORRAINE IN HOMESTEAD FLORIDA 11/9/02 "My husband says "at least in
Cuba, I know who my enemies are." "Why can the Nature Conservancy use
eminent domain to take the land south of what was Homestead Air Force Base
for restoration, abandon that idea, then sell it to developers for the
raceway and Keysgate Estates?"" TELL ME WHY I CAN'T SIT IN MY ROCKING CHAIR
AT DUSK ON MY BACK PATIO AND WATCH THE SUNSET OVER THE
EVERGLADES...................TELL ME WHY I AM NO LONGER FREE!"
NOTE FROM KBC: WE ACKNOWLEDGE
THAT THIS PERSONAL LETTER IS NOT ABOUT THE OBVIOUSLY ABOUT THE KLAMATH
BASIN, OR IS IT? ISN'T IT ABOUT AMERICANS--ISN'T IT ABOUT OUR FREEDOM???
continues for farmers, fish, Christine Souza, Calif. Farm
Bureau Ag Alert, Nov 6.
continues in Klamath Basin water crisis, Opinion, Ag Alert, Pam
Giacomini, Nov 6. "This environmental group and their allies in federal
fisheries agencies want to push agriculture off of large swaths of land in
the West by whatever means they can. If the science doesn't support their
cause, they go to court hoping for a different outcome."
provide greater economic benefit than farmland -- USGS report:
The measures include: the
of all Klamath Irrigation Project farmland; acquiring sensitive
forestland along the Klamath River and tributaries; removing dams along the
Klamath River; and increasing Trinity River flows by 500,000 acre-feet
annually by taking irrigation supplies from California's Central Valley.
H&N Editorial on the Geological Survey Report, 11/05.
Switzer Hit With ONRC Complaint,
Brian Cole, H&N, 11/2
Appeals court: Livestock grazing does not cause harm to endangered species,
Marvin Tessneer, Las Cruces Sun News.