KBRA / Klamath Basin
Letters, Opinions, Speeches of The People
KBRA PAGE includes links to
letters, opinions and speeches of the The People
|An answer for farmers, finally, H&N by Cordy Starr, posted to KBC 6/22/12. "...in an article written about Hollie Cannon, an employee of the Klamath Water and Power agency, said if the KBRA is implemented and “If we are successful with the on project plan, there will be hardly any change for the on-project farmer. Under the KBRA, less water will be allocated to the project, compared to the wettest years now but the irrigators will have the choice to participate in programs that pay them to conserve water and use ground wells.”|
Battered Communities, by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia H. Armstrong, 6/4/12. "The paper chronicles the relentless series of lawsuits by fishermen, environmentalists and tribes to reduce water available for irrigation in the upper
|Hanky-Panky harms Klamath River Watershed, Dr. John Menke, posted to KBC 5/13/12|
|In the First Congressional District of California, Doug LaMalfa will make the best representative in congress to serve all the people of the district, Fred Kelly Grant, posted to KBC 5/11/12. "From day one of the issue, LaMalfa has opposed the (Klamath Dam) destruction."|
Rancher, farmer and Christian Tom Mallams is running for Klamath County Commissioner. He supports transparency and a balanced budget. Tom opposes the KBRA and destruction of Klamath River hydroelectric dams.
* Here is his short video message for you.
* Here is Tom Mallams' website
* Here is a group that supports dam destruction and the KBRA which permanently downsizes agriculture 10's of thousands of acres, Classic PAC.
CLASSIC PAC is spending $10's of thousands for negative attack ads against Senator Doug Whitsett and Tom Mallams, conservative Christian candidates who all oppose destruction of Klamath River hydroelectric dams. PAC paid $22,430 to PR firm Pyramid Communications to defeat KBRA opponents and candidates Whitsett and Mallams.
HERE FOR RESPONSE AD and contributors to Classic PAC.
Directors of PAC : Becky Hyde, Steve Kandra, John Snider, former field rep for Oregon U.S. Congressman Greg Walden, and Lynn Lundquest.
Pyramid Communications has worked for "environmental" causes supporting more "wilderness areas," endangered species "habitat," "climate change" regulations, ....Some of their clients are Earthjustice (funded partially by George Soros) which is a litigant for most of the "environmental" groups signed as "stakeholders" in the KBRA, Sustainable NW, The Nature Conservancy, Save our Wild Salmon (PCFFA Glen Spain, Eugene Attorney and KBRA voting member, is board member of this group focused on removing Snake and Columbia River dams), Greenpeace, Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, etc...
|Consider the KBRA when you fill out your ballot, H&N letter by retired Klamath County Assessor Reg LeQuieu 5/2/12. "Under the agreement, 25,000 irrigated acres will be permanently idled in the Upper Basin and 20,000 irrigated acres permanently idled in the Lower Basin. Based on the Farm-Use Study conducted for this year by the Klamath County Assessor’s Office, that will reduce property taxes by another $100,000" ".....That adds up to over $647,349 in lost property tax revenue for county services offset by just $213,333 from the KBRA for a net loss of $434,016 annually. And then, after 15 years, there would be no offset."|
|Let’s take back our county, H&N letter by Tom Mallams, candidate for Klamath Count Commissioner, Beatty 5/4/12. "I will listen to the people. I will continue to oppose Klamath River dam removal. I pledge to not raise taxes during my term..."||Don’t need to be a scientist to know it’s bogus, H&N letter to the editor by Jerry Anderson, Klamath Falls 4/29/12. "The official EIR/EIS Klamath dam removal document) is full of such “bogus” science; hence Dr. Paul Houser, whistleblower."|
|Mallams understands threat of the KBRA, H&N letter by Edward Bartell 4/17/12. "As for the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement guaranteeing 330,000 acre-feet for project farmers, KBRA says no such thing. The trigger for the environmentalists or Tribes to go after more Endangered Species Act water from Project farmers, beyond the 330,000 acre feet is they have to “believe” irrigation diversions “may” jeopardize endangered species (KBRA21.3.1.B.iv.e"||
KBRA Myth Versus Fact
* Economic Impacts of Dam Removal; I'm afraid you have been misled.
* Stopping global warming by Steve Rapalya, Chiloquin 4/17/12.
The truth about the KBRA, by Bob King, charter board member of Klamath Bucket Brigade, and farmer in Klamath and Lake countie 4/17/12. "Keppen and Addington have been lying to this community all for a position in the new world order at the cost to our community and children's future. The KBRA/KHSA settlement agreement might as well been written by Hitler, Gorbachev and Stalin. Ask Keppen and Addington what page what paragraph and what line in the KBRA it promises water for the farmers and don't let them beat around the bush, hold their feet to fire. They will not show you because it's not there."
HERE for YouTube video of DOI facilitator forcing Bob King (in wheelchair) to give up mic before his allotted time was up.
Chairmen Question Obama Admin. on Mailing Out $$$$$$$; $2 bills randomly sent in envelopes as incentive to complete (Klamath dam) surveys, Natural Resources Committee 3/22/12. "...the Bureau of Reclamation was unable to provide an accounting of how much had been spent on this survey." "The Obama Administration literally mailed cash to random citizens across the country to find out their feelings on tearing down four dams that they’ve likely never heard of." "Using taxpayer dollars on a slanted survey and the muzzling and
eventual firing of its own scientist who disagreed with the Interior Department proves what many have been saying: dam removal is a pre-determined conclusion from this Administration."
* Letter to Michael Connor, Commissioner Bureau of Reclamation from U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources posted to KBC 3/20/12, requesting information on Klamath Dam Survey
* Letter to Victoria Haynes, Office of Management and Budget, from U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, posted to KBC 3/22,12, requesting information on Interiors Klamath Dam Survey.
* KBRA agenda part of the new world order, H&N letter by Bob King, Klamath Falls farmer, posted to KBC 3/21/12
* Bob King one year ago: 3/16/11, YouTube: Dept of Interior meets with Klamath public on hydro dam destruction science, 6 1/2 minute clip. Government officials were to allow input from the public on their predetermined solution of dam removal. Elderly farmer in the wheelchair, Bob King, did not agree with their agenda, so you watch him constantly interrupted by the feds, then the facilitator pried the mic from his hands.
|(Klamath) Coho recovery plan is no good, by Dr. Richard Gierak, Yreka, letter to the editor of Herald and News 2/18/12.|
|Dam removal could hurt resort expansion plans, H&N, posted to KBC 3/1/12. "But if four dams on the Klamath River are removed — one of them is Copco 2 — his property will be in a flood zone. And there won’t be a nearby lake. Economically, (dam removal) will kill this project,” Burney said. “We’ve already been hammered awful hard (by the recession). This will just kill us.”||
Regarding the NOAA Coho Recovery Plan,
by Dr. Richard Gierak 3/6/12. "Should
the (Klamath) dam be breached the Yellow
Perch will decimate any and all salmon
eggs and fingerlings to feed their
Upcoming election most important yet, H&N letter by Tom Mallams, posted to KBC 3/1/12.
|Siskiyou Water Users Assoc. sends letter to DOI Sec. Ken Salazar, PienPolitics, posted to KBC 2/19/12||Klamath dam removal is against Congressional Laws and the Constitution, letter by Dr. Richard Gierak, PienPolitics, posted to KBC 2/19/12|
|Dams and a monument: ‘We feel squeezed here’, H&N by Shirley Fisher 2/17/12. "It was a great life in those days and things were busy along the river — there were miners and loggers, everyone seemed to have a job, city folk had summer homes in the area.”..."The Siskiyou Monument proposal, if passed, would set aside more than 500,000 acres of land between the Klamath River and Siskiyou Crest, limiting access"..."Fisher is concerned about the possibility of greater frequency of flooding if the dams come out. With the prospect of dam removal and the proposed 500,000-acre Siskiyou Monument, she wonders what the future holds."|
|Klamath Off Project Water Users Association comments to Secretary Salazar on Klamath Overview Report 020512 2/5/12. "I and many others have responded as required numerous times to the never ending reports and reports on the reports. To date, our extensive, valid pages of concerns have been completely ignored. So my question still remains, “How many times must we respond with our public comments? ... Upper Basin irrigators requested three things: reasonable power rates, assurances that endangered species would not further threaten irrigation water supply, and guaranteed water supply to irrigators not included in the water buyout. It is very obvious that there is no affordable power rate for agriculture, no guarantee of water and absolutely no protection from the ESA or Biological Opinions, in the KHSA and KBRA, Sec 22.5."|
|* "They have struck again in their movement to silence us. The picture in the attachment is on highway 140 and north Pole Valley road." Mike King. (KBC NOTE: Klamath Basin farmers and ranchers have put up signs saying "Stop the Klamath Dam Scam," to stop the KBRA which most of them oppose and had no voice in the negotiations. Their signs are being destroyed.)|
|Rerun: Can we really say jobs are being created? H&N letter by Mark Slezak 9/25/11. "Oh great. We are going to “create” 4,600 jobs by tearing out the dams on Klamath River. First, I don’t believe the number, but more importantly, let’s expand the logic..."|
|Violation of the "Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, by Dr. Richard Gierak 1/26/12|
|We must stand against over-regulation, by Brandon Criss, Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 1/18/12. "Siskiyou County should demand “coordination” with the DFG."||Dan Walters: Warren Buffett and Oregon farmers could get a gift from California taxpayers, Sacramento Bee 1/7/12|
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