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r3020
Senior Advisor

Dams to be demolished

Socialism is also for the fish.

 

California, Oregon and a private utility Wednesday signed an agreement that could finally take down four hydroelectric dams that block salmon migrations on the Klamath River.

The pact, signed by the governors of both states and federal officials at the mouth of the Klamath in Northern California, spells out a road map for pursuing the dams' demolition without congressional approval.

 

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-klamath-dams-20160407-story.html

 

 

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bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Dams to be demolished

It's really difficult to follow you. You rip the Federal govt at any opportunity, yet when a more local (you wanted the County Sherris to deal with the Bundys etal) decision is made by states (you are a YUGE States rights guy) you pee and moan because the Feds aren't making the call.
KNAPPer
Senior Contributor

Re: Dams to be demolished

I'm generally in favor of preserving wild salmon fisheries and this is a big step towards that. EPA laws passed in 2007 required these dams to have fish ladders installed. The dams are so old, they had none. The people who live in the area will pay less for the dams to be removed than they would to retrofit them and the private power company seems to agree it is the best decision. With the salmon will come many jobs from sports fishing and river rafting and canoing, not to mention the chances for lodges, restaurants and small businesses to pop up around the river industry. Also, the provisions will benefit the cattle and ranch industry with new water availability as part of the project. Congress had their chances to act, but they instead chose to go on recess without even considering a vote. They didn't act, so lots of interested parties inclduding private industry did act. This is a process that had been moving forward for years and years and congress said....I want to be on vacation. The bottom line is that dams don't last forever - I think these four were built in the 1950s by PacificCorp.

 

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klamath_River

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Dams to be demolished

As 3020's 2 posts so far this morning show, disingenuous posed for sake of ideaology and dogma has no limits. 

NewAgJudge
Senior Contributor

Re: Dams to be demolished

 

Knapp, if ALL of that is true, then 30 wont have anything to B*tch about !!!

 

 

He should be spending his time promoting / defending women's right to abortion due to the flooed of infected Zika infected fetuses that will hit the US this summer.

 

 

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Dams to be demolished

The turdy's head wouldn't even make a good door stop!!

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Dams to be demolished

The US interstate system could never be built today. That's how far to the extreme left the progressives have moved. We can't maintain dams or lay pipelines yet we want these extremist in charge of health care.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Dams to be demolished

Those couldn't be built today because the republican congress won't approve them!  They won't approve improving any of our infrastructure except for pipe;ones.  Bridges are falling down, roads tear up cars and don't even mention the rail system in this country!  If it wasn't for some progressive thinkers we wouldn't have any of those things anyway!

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Dams to be demolished

What funding has been denied by any repub in the last 30 years? We're 19.2 trillion dollars in debt and you blame the repubs for not funding government.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Dams to be demolished

Most of that is due to the wars your boys started and could not pay for and the incurred interest.  Little stunts like shutting the govt down that cost tons of money and trying to repeal a bill over 60 times. There is definitely something rotten in this country!  I don't think it is all Liberal either!!!