Dam ruling supports fish on Klamath

Dam ruling supports fish on Klamath By Matt Weiser Sacramento Bee September 29, 2006 A federal judge ruled Wednesday there is ample evidence that salmon will benefit from improved access to the Klamath River, a decision that some believe may ultimately lead to removal of dams on the river. The ruling came in an administrative hearing process over the relicensing …

Studies: Dam Removal From River Doable

Studies: Dam Removal From River Doable By Jeff Barnard Associated Press September 28, 2006   GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Removing four hydroelectric dams from the Klamath River to help struggling salmon runs there would not be as expensive as feared, studies for a state agency show. Indian tribes, salmon fishermen and conservation groups have been pressing Portland-based utility PacifiCorp to …

Timidity will ruin Klamath moment

Timidity will ruin Klamath moment Daily Astorian September 28, 2006   “Take the easy way out” ought to be adopted as the official motto for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other federal agencies that operate at the political intersection between dams and salmon. Dealing earlier this week with dams on the Klamath River, federal energy regulators said that pulling …

Utility will keep fighting against fish ladders over Klamath dams

Utility will keep fighting against fish ladders over Klamath dams By Jeff Barnard Associated Press September 28, 2006   GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — PacifiCorp said Thursday it will continue to seek approval for its proposal to truck salmon around four dams on the Klamath River as part of a new operating license after losing a challenge of the science …

Hydro Hogs

Hydro Hogs By Ian Demsky Willamette Week September 27, 2006 Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke famously remarked that it’s silly to call our planet Earth when, in truth, it’s mostly water. Nobody knows that better than Portlanders, who pay for their pristine summers with cold, wet winters. Some gray January mornings, it seems like there might even be too much …

Now save the Klamath

Now save the Klamath Eugene Register-Guard August 11, 2006 U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez finally did what he should have done months ago – declare an economic disaster for the West Coast salmon fishing industry that has been dead in the water since the federal government imposed sharp fishing restrictions earlier this year. Now, Congress and the White House must …