Whose Who Page Sustainable NW
* Sustainable Northwest / SNW founder and president is Martin Goebel
Soros funds Tides, who funds World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy.....
Goebel is Trustee for Summit Charitable Foundation owned by Roger Sant. The company in a five year span granted Sustainable NW $342,875. The funds come from Sant's company AES, worldwide developer of power in 29 countries, power "from coal to gas to renewables such as wind, hydro and biomass."
SNW / Sustainable Northwest board member is Becky Hyde is at the KBRA negotiation table
SNW director of Klamath Programs James Honey (see James Honey Page) His background includes complex class action litigation, and conservation work with the World Wildlife Fund Mexico and the California Hydropower Reform Coalition.". Many in the CHRC dam removal coalition are partners on the KBRA
Sustainable Northwest former board member Becky Hyde, at KBRA table, has been employed by Sustainable NW ($63,835 in 2007), which has worked for Klamath Tribes. The KBRA gives the tribes 92,000 acres of forest land, supports the tribes creating a power plant along with ripping out 4 hydro dams on the Klamath River. Hyde claims to represent all the off-project irrigators, however only represents a few in her newly formed off-project group. The other decades-old groups are not allowed at the table.
Sustainable NW also paid Natural Heritage Institute
$112,487 in '07 for legal fees.
NHI is funded by George Soros, Sierra Club, Trout
Unlimited, American Rivers, Environmental Defense,
The Nature Conservancy, World Bank, NRCS, California
Dept of Water Resources, Calif. State Coastal
Conservancy, National Marine Fishery Service, Bureau
of Reclamation, Dept of Interior, National Park
Hydropower Reform Coalition; there are 87
NGO's, gov't agencies, foundations and universities
represents American Rivers and California Trout
in an ongoing effort to decommission PacifiCorp’s
Klamath River Project."
2010 contributor is from Brainerd Foundation, which
funds Non Governmental Organizations.
Sustainable Northwest supports local solutions, H&N letter 10/30/10.
Outside funds trying to influence (Klamath) elections H&N letter by Tom Mallams 10/27/10. "On the Sustainable Northwest 2008, 990 federal tax return it shows that in that 12-month period, the organization spent $447,158 on Klamath Basin issues. Of that, $63,835 went to a local upper Basin irrigator (Becky Hyde) for “consulting” fees."10/26/09 - An irrigator who does not work for Sustainable NW asked us to post the following information: Sustainable NW paid NRI/National Heritage Institute $112,487 Richard Roos Collins, the legal services director for Natural Heritage Institute, which is a "non-profit law and science for global resource solutions" organization: www.n-h-i.org, is a participant in both the KBRA and Hydro meetings and is the main author of the actual KBRA. NRI represents "American Rivers and California Trout in an ongoing effort to decommission PacifiCorp’s Klamath River Project, so as to restore free passage from the Pacific Ocean more than 250 miles upstream to Upper Klamath Lake." Go HERE for NHI webpage and clients.
Writer Toni Thayer writes on KBC discussion forum: SNW "founder and president, Martin Goebel, has previous ties to The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund. Goebel is a trustee of the Summit Charitable Foundation which has assets of nearly $75 million. This foundation belongs to the Mormon Roger Sant and his money from Applied Energy Services Corp, AES, “worldwide developer of power projects”, “a global power company operating in 29 countries”. Most of the power for global AES comes from “unsustainable” and “non-renewable” coal and natural gas. But, hey, that’s OK if his donation money comes from dirty industries, just as long as it keeps coming, right? That dirty money, no doubt, pays your dirty salary...I wonder if he/his foundation/his global power company could have a conflict of interest related to power generated by those “renewable” Klamath dams they want removed?"
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