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Lawsuit Filed to Halt Removal of Northern CA Klamath River Hydroelectric Dams

‘When politically expedient, the governors of California and Oregon will turn a blind eye to dramatic and substantial environmental damages’

By Katy Grimes, December 14, 2022 12:14 pm

Last week California Governor Gavin Newsom announced final approval of a plan to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Northern California, along with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Congressman Jared Huffman and leaders of the Yurok and Karuk tribes. Newsom refers to the dam removal project as “transformative” and says “it will revitalize nearly 400 miles of the Klamath River and tributaries.”

The location of the four dams straddle the Oregon-California border.

This has been a long time coming and and has been fought over by many groups as well as by members of Congress. In 2020, the Globe reported, “The plan calls for the demolition of the dams and management of the watershed lands by the non-profit Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC). Rep. Doug La Malfa (R-CA) calls the KRRC a ‘shell corporation’ for the Karuk and Yurok Indian tribes who have no experience or capacity to handle the immense legal liabilities of such a project.”

In 2018, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to help the federally-operated Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project in California, the Klamath Irrigation Project in Oregon and California and the Columbia River Basin system in the Pacific Northwest. “We will resolve the issues blocking the completion of the Central Valley project,” Trump said. “I hope you enjoy the water that you’re going to have.”

“The President’s announcement is an immense relief for the farmers and families of the San Joaquin Valley and communities across California,” said Rep. Tom McClintock. “Due to the actions of environmental extremists and overzealous bureaucrats, California has been suffering from a years-long water crisis that has wreaked havoc in Central Valley farming communities that feed tens of millions of Americans. Productive land has gone fallow and farmworkers have lost their jobs. Communities across California have also been devastated as senseless government regulations have mandated that billions of gallons of water be flushed out to the ocean and wasted.”

But once Trump left office, Klamath Dam removal began again in earnest. And Thursday, Newsom made his announcement about the dam removal.

The Siskiyou County Water Users Association (SCWUA) announced the filing of a Summons and Complaint in the Superior Court of California for Taxpayer Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief by Anthony Intiso (below). 

“This action was filed against Defendant Wade Crowfoot Secretary of Natural Resources Agency and as an Individual person in connection with the funding operations for the proposed removal of the Klamath River Dam complex in Northern California,” the SCWUA statement said.  

Wade Crowfoot is Gov. Newsom’s appointed California Natural Resources Agency Secretary. He also worked in Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and was involved in Brown’s climate compact with the Governors of Oregon and Washington and the British Columbia Premier, when they signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, “to align climate change policies and promote clean energy.”

The Pacific Coast Collaborative was an illegal compact which linked with the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange (WCX), formed to promote “the type of new thinking necessary to solve the West Coast’s infrastructure crisis.” And the WCX was linked to the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative.

“The case was filed Pro Se by Mr. Anthony Intiso, a member of the Board of Directors of SCWUA, to enjoin Defendant Wade Crowfoot, Secretary of Natural Resources from expending taxpayer funds in the amount of $250,000,000 (TWO HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS) for the removal of the Klamath River project hydroelectric facilities.  Mr. Intiso alleges that the continued disbursement of funds to Klamath River Restoration Corporation should be halted as it was specifically outlawed by the Bond language contained in the Bond Act of 2014 labeled the ‘Water Quality Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.'” 

The Siskiyou County Water Users Association continues:

“The Klamath River is part of the Federal Wild and Scenic River system identified and approved by Congress and is further so identified in the State of California parallel act.  The Bond Act of 2014 specifically states in Chapter 4, Section 79711 e that the funds from the Act cannot be and will not be used for any project that could have an adverse effect on a Wild and Scenic River.  The recent FERC approved EIR references numerous times that the removal of the hydroelectric facilities will create and have adverse effect on the Klamath River including but not limited to sediment and proposed in channel modifications to “create” a free flowing and volitional fish passageway.  Mr. Intiso argues that this is in direct opposition to the language of the Act which was clear that funds not be used in projects that would impact a Wild and Scenic River.”

“Mr. Intiso asks the Court to find that Defendant Wade Crowfoot is violating the provisions of the Act and that such expenditures are illegal and therefore Mr. Crowfoot is acting outside his official authorization and instead acting as an individual.  He requests that if the Court finds this to be so then Mr. Crowfoot should personally repay the illegally expended funds.”

Mr. Intiso also requested the Court to issue an immediate injunction restraining and preventing further expenditure of funds until the Court has rendered its opinion.

Notably, in 2019, following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (which oversees hydropower dams) ruling, said that the KRRC had insufficient finances and experience to be able to solely undertake such a risky project. Rep. La Malfa issued the following statement on that FERC ruling:

“The Commission’s Order today reinforces what I have been saying since KRRC’s inception: KRRC is incapable of handling any hydropower project. Rather, KRRC is nothing more than a shell corporation created for California, Oregon, and other supporters of dam removal to avoid liability and leave local communities to clean up the mess they would create. I am happy to see that FERC agreed with the many issues I, and other stakeholders, brought to their attention. It would have set a dangerous precedent to give a shell cooperation sole liability for the immense damage to the environment and local economy that this project would create. Smaller dam removal projects have faced significantly higher costs than originally estimated and this project has made the same failed assumptions. This Order clears the way to stop this terrible project without wasting more of California taxpayer funds or Oregon ratepayer dollars. PacifiCorp should instead pursue relicensing of all four Klamath dams, ensuring the Basin continues to receive ample carbon free, clean power for years to come.”

KTVZ recently reported Reps. Cliff Bentz (OR-02) Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) released a statement sharply critical of the most recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision paving the way for removal of four Klamath River dams.

Here’s their statement:

“We are outraged by FERC’s decision to allow surrender of the PacifiCorp Klamath hydroelectric license to a shell corporation, thus allowing PacifiCorp to avoid responsibility for the consequences of removing its Klamath River dams. Such consequences include reducing power generation, eliminating recreational assets, decimating the local community’s economy, destroying firefighting resources, and damaging the Klamath River’s ecosystems.

“The politicization of this process is apparent in Oregon and California’s stampede to issue the Clean Water Act Section 401 certifications required to remove the dams. The release of massive amounts of accumulated silt from behind the dams will be devastating to water quality, will cover spawning beds, and will choke fish. Obviously, when politically expedient, the governors of California and Oregon will turn a blind eye to dramatic and substantial environmental damages.

“We are exploring legislative options to properly address this politicized and environmentally destructive decision. Additionally, in the upcoming 118th Congress, we Republicans will use our majority to aggressively conduct oversight of this flawed decision making process,” Reps. Bentz and LaMalfa said.

Read the entire article and statement here.

 

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  1. This stuff always makes me want to throw up. My anxiety about the water situation in CA always skyrockets when decisions like this are made. Getting rid of hydroelectric dams while also putting more pressure on the electrical grid is insane, especially since hydroelectric is climate friendly. It feels like an intentional crippling of our state by a deeply CORRUPT government.

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  2. California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, and Congressman Jared Huffman? They’re all members of the deep-state Democrat cabal who do everything they can to implement the globalist agenda of destroying the U.S. and enslaving the population?

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        NOTICE ITS KNOWN THAT HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM 6 AND MERCURY NATURAL DEPOSITS ROUND KLAMATH RIVER IRONGATE AND COPCO1,2 BOYAL LAKES,There are Iron Rocks with Hexavalent Chromium 6 in Rocks as Mecury do fact is Valcanic Dust and DEPOSITS from Valcanic Active and it be in Sediment Hexavalent Chromium 6 and Mecury in Lakes plus other other toxic substances in lakes Sediment This why Plan of Operation require under NEAP
        FOR IRONGATE COPCO 1,2 BOYAL DAMS REMOVAL PROJECT KRRC, States of California and Oregon

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    1. Public Notice to Klamath River Restoration Company and State of California and Oregon for Requirements For Plan of Operation BoR Reclamation Klamath basen Dams removal Irongate Copco 1,2 Boyal Lakes Sediment This why Plan of Operation And Dredging Out Lakes Hexavalent Chromium 6 and Mercury Natural Deposits and Other toxic substances that HARM Wildlife and Human life Sufaces Disturbance Require Att to C Mathews BoR Reclamation

      NOTICE ITS KNOWN THAT HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM 6 AND MERCURY NATURAL DEPOSITS ROUND KLAMATH RIVER IRONGATE AND COPCO1,2 BOYAL LAKES,There are Iron Rocks with Hexavalent Chromium 6 in Rocks as Mecury do fact is Valcanic Dust and DEPOSITS from Valcanic Active and it be in Sediment Hexavalent Chromium 6 and Mecury in Lakes plus other other toxic substances in lakes Sediment This why Plan of Operation require under NEAP
      FOR IRONGATE COPCO 1,2 BOYAL DAMS REMOVAL PROJECT KRRC, States of California and Oregon

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        NOTICE ITS KNOWN THAT HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM 6 AND MERCURY NATURAL DEPOSITS ROUND KLAMATH RIVER IRONGATE AND COPCO1,2 BOYAL LAKES,There are Iron Rocks with Hexavalent Chromium 6 in Rocks as Mecury do fact is Valcanic Dust and DEPOSITS from Valcanic Active and it be in Sediment Hexavalent Chromium 6 and Mecury in Lakes plus other other toxic substances in lakes Sediment This why Plan of Operation require under NEAP

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        SURFACE DISTURBANCE 43 3800 3809 REQUIRE Plan of Operation Sediment be disturbances

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        https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-43/subtitle-B/chapter-II/subchapter-C/part-3800/subpart-3809/subject-group-ECFR398287ff4adc2a4/section-3809.420

        Unnecessary or Undo degradation from Removal of Dams

        means conditions, activities, or practices that:

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        (2) Are not “reasonably incident” to prospecting, mining, or processing operations as defined in § 3715.0-5 of this chapter; or

        You must not segment a project area by filing a series of notices for the purpose of avoiding filing a plan of operations. See §§ 3809.300 through 3809.336 for regulations applicable to notice-level operations.

        § 3809.31 Are there any

        Federal enforcement. BLM may take any authorized action to enforce the requirements of this subpart or any term, condition, or limitation of a notice or an approved plan of operations. BLM may take this action regardless of the nature of its

        agreement with a State, or actions taken by a State.

        (d) Financial guarantee. The amount 7,000,000,000,000 in dollars is KRRC will have to deposit in securities For there plan of Operation before Dams can be removed to secure Against Possible of Future Disturbance of Surface disturbing Sediment Irongate Copco 1,2 Boyal Lakes and clean up Cost on Irongate Copco 1,2 and Boyal Dams Being Remove and Dredging Out Lakes

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  3. I HATE indians. Always have, always will. Not the folks from India, though they’re not my favorite, either, but the ‘injuns’ and most particularly the west coast tribes. A lesser caliber of human evolution is difficult to find.

  4. Mario hit the nail on the head ..
    John, I usually agree with most of your posts, but this invective is not helpful to the larger cause…
    Most of the native tribes are being used as pawns by wealthy and powerful interests by the globalist power brokers, much like those using the conflict in Ukraine for their cover to launder billions in US “aid” and round-trip contributions to corrupt Democrats like Gavin Newsom (aka Gavin Newscum) and Joe Biden (aka Joe Buyedin)
    I think what you meant to say was “I HATE corrupt politicians that use innocent bystanders to protect themselves while they loot and steal from California taxpayers and citizens!”
    I hate them, too… especially Newsom and Biden,and all their enablers….

    1. I’m curious, John. Why do you hate west coast Indians? I was raised in the California foothills and went to school with some of these people. Pretty much nice, as kids, anyway. Just curious, and if it’s a personal thing for you and you’d prefer not to say, that’s okay. But some people have good reasons for their dislike and I’d like to know what brings this to a head for you. Thanks. Linda.

      1. It’s not hate for all, but these particular tribes have been very controversial in their claim on the land. The area around Copco and irongate actually belongs to the Shasta Nation, but the Karuk tribe claimed it through false documents federally. If the lakes come out, the Shasta Nation burial ground will be unearthed. It’s all about money.

    2. Public Notice to Klamath River Restoration Company and State of California and Oregon for Requirements For Plan of Operation BoR Reclamation Klamath basen Dams removal Irongate Copco 1,2 Boyal Lakes Sediment This why Plan of Operation And Dredging Out Lakes Hexavalent Chromium 6 and Mercury Natural Deposits and Other toxic substances that HARM Wildlife and Human life Sufaces Disturbance Require Att to C Mathews BoR Reclamation

      NOTICE ITS KNOWN THAT HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM 6 AND MERCURY NATURAL DEPOSITS ROUND KLAMATH RIVER IRONGATE AND COPCO1,2 BOYAL LAKES,There are Iron Rocks with Hexavalent Chromium 6 in Rocks as Mecury do fact is Valcanic Dust and DEPOSITS from Valcanic Active and it be in Sediment Hexavalent Chromium 6 and Mecury in Lakes plus other other toxic substances in lakes Sediment This why Plan of Operation require under NEAP
      FOR IRONGATE COPCO 1,2 BOYAL DAMS REMOVAL PROJECT KRRC, States of California and Oregon

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  5. Are there long term plans to divert this water further south in California through the irrigation systems in place or future irrigation systems? I’m ignorant on that possibility. I can’t imagine it’s all about fish.

    California south of the Klamath needs water and I’m assuming this is a fix?

    1. D&A, imo it’s more about $$ and political power than fish. (Imo, saying California govt cares about fish is like saying the current Fed administration cares about the American people. Barely more than the CCP cares about the Chinese people. There’s much more $$ and power if Newsom/Pelosi can show the world how they control the billions in California’s food supply. (Maybe Dem power in California has slipped infinitesimally — keep voting smart, people!! — but their power play won’t stop with fish.)

      And why is no one mentioning Feinstein’s interest in all this? (or maybe she has none….?)

      1. Is Democrat Senator Feinstein even still alive? She was in cognitive decline and no one has seen her for a while? Maybe the deep-state Democrat cabal is covering up her passing until they decide who to replace her with?

        1. This is nothing new if do install dams they hurt the environment as well take for example the salmon population decline dams and God knows what’s going to happen then you tear them down but I tell you this if there is no water flowing south we all die !!!!

  6. Back in the late 20th century, California moved all water impediments to protect the inchlong Delta Smelt, which spent part of each year in the Sacramento-San Joaquin estuary and part in the San Francisco Bay. The essential effort was to keep fresh water running into salt water. Earlier this year, sadly, the smelt was declared extinct.

  7. If the Indians want to go back to “the old ways”, let them. When there isn’t enough power to run their homes, schools, and communities, the “old ways” will light the way: They can go back to using fire for heat, go to bed when it gets dark, and sleep in small group spaces to keep warm.
    They can act as a blueprint for the future course of California under crazier and crazier democrat hegemony.

  8. So sad that we don’t have wise stewards of our water and hydroelectric resources especially in multiple drought years nor have so-called leaders that respect and honor the votes and Will of the People. Unwise leaders that spend many millions to destroy many, many millions of dollars worth of valuable resources of taxpayers paid resources. Unwise people get what they deserve for voting these unwise, disrespectful people into office, repeatedly.

  9. John I agree. there aren’t any “indians” today that could live off the wealth of the natural ways of the wind. ….. lol. everyone wants to have clean energy but they really don’t.

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