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Don’t Let Idaho Become Oregon

I would like to address Oregon Governor Brown’s order to arrest republican senators who have boycotted a vote on climate change funding. Here you have a governor who is worried about the carbon footprint from truckers and other carbon emitters when Oregon, like most western states, has more smoke emitted into the air with just […]

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Landmark bill protecting endangered salmon signed into law

— Published with Permission of cfact.org — The bipartisan Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on December 27th, 2018. This law should be fully celebrated as a win for conservation! The goal of the bill is to ensure the survival of endangered salmon, steelhead, and other native fish species […]

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Contractors prep for dam removal

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Although the contract has yet to be awarded and the operating license hand-over has yet to be approved, Kiewit Infrastructure West is seeking to give local contractors as much detail as it can regarding the proposed removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River. Representatives from Kiewit […]

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Mikkelsen, Tribes at odds over water talks; forms ‘coalition of the willing’

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Department of Interior official Alan Mikkelsen — who spent the week in Klamath Falls and Medford — said he will return to the Basin next month to continue water talks, but that he has no plans to reach out to the Klamath Tribes based on their last interaction. […]

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Bids for dam removal out to contractors

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — The Klamath River Renewal Corp. last week put out its request for proposals for removal of the four hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River: Iron Gate, Copco No. 1 and 2 in California; and J.C. Boyle in Oregon. The request for proposal — formally known as the Dam […]

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Down in Flames – Help us Fight the Avista/Hydro One merger!

The Canadian company, Hydro One that is trying to purchase Avista Corp, our US utility, is not faring well in its own Province. The Ontario Energy Board has turned down Hydro One’s plan to buy another Canadian energy company because they could not show how ratepayers would not be harmed by the merger, even though rates […]

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Ins and outs of the marijuana black market

Above: Ed Medina Jr., owner of A Better Way Medicinal Alternatives, speaks out in support of legal recreational marijuana sales and regulation in Klamath Falls at city council Monday, Aug. 6. — Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series of articles regarding the upcoming ballot measure to sell […]

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Klamath River Dam Removal Blueprint

Above: Mark Bransom, executive director of Klamath River Renewal Corporation, the non-profit entity tasked with facilitating the removal for four dams along the Klamath River. — Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — How will the dams along the Klamath River be removed as proposed? The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has a plan for that. […]

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Dam removal leaves need for new recreation sites

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — The Klamath River Renewal Corp., the nonprofit charged with coordinating the removal for four hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River, is seeking public comment on new recreation sites along the river — after the dams are out. The KRRC notes that reservoirs such as Topsy, behind the J.C. […]

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Plan to shut down Oregon dams portends disaster for environment, energy consumers

— Published with Permission of FreeRangeReport.com — PacifiCorp has made a deal with what is virtually no more than a shell-company with a fancy website called the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) to transfer their ownership of their operations at the dams to KRRC and have them destroy the dams since PacifiCorp was unable to […]

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Tribes Issue Water Claim, Ranchers Fear the Worst

— Published with Permission from Herald and News — In April 2014, ranchers and the Tribes signed the Upper Basin Comprehensive Agreement. The ranchers agreed to retire 18,000 acres of land or 30,000 acre feet of water and do riparian repair work on the rivers in exchange for an allotment of water each year… At […]

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Freedom of the Press? Journalist Arrested for Defense of First Amendment

— Reprinted with permission from Redoubt News — Gary Hunt has been keeping Americans informed of Constitutional violations by the government for over 20 years. He has reported on the Ruby Ridge massacre as well as the Waco Siege. More recently, Hunt has released information pertaining to Confidential Human Sources (aka Informants) in the Bunkerville […]