We remain optimistic that some of the outcomes of years of negotiations and compromises that resulted in the Klamath Basin Agreements, which balanced the needs of all interests in the Basin, will one day be achieved. Too many parties worked too hard to give up now. We agree with Congressman Huffman’s outlook in this Oregon Public Broadcasting piece:
Rep. Jared Huffman, D-California, whose coastal district includes the mouth of the Klamath River, said he’s optimistic that the congressional failure of the agreement puts new pressure on PacifiCorp to move toward removing the dams.
“Frankly, I’m more encouraged than I’ve been in a while,” Huffman said in an interview with OPB. “I see more possibilities for dam removal and restoration, without this paralysis that, frankly, this agreement had brought us to. Everything was hanging on a congressional action that wasn’t going to happen.”
Click to read the full OPB article, PacifiCorp Pursues Dam Removal After Collapse Of Klamath Legislation
I couldn’t agree more ! Rep Huffman is spot on with his words ” without this paralysis that, frankly, this agreement had brought us to “. Cal Trout lost my support and trust when they played right in to Pacific Corps hands and signed off on the “agreement” and allowed Pacific corp to operate in a business as usual way polluting the Klamath for many more years.
Cal Trout should have insisted that the FERC process continue, which is what is going to happen now, years have been lost ! Not the way I want my hard earned dollars to be used.