[env-trinity] Associated Press - Cheney/Klamath Fish Kill

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Wed Jul 18 08:44:19 PDT 2007


Democrats set July 31 hearing into Cheney role in salmon die-off

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

(07-17) 15:48 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) -- 

Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee said Tuesday they will
hold a July 31 hearing to look into the role Vice President Dick Cheney may
have played in the 2002 die-off of about 70,000 salmon near the
California-Oregon border.

Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., the panel's chairman, said he has invited Cheney
to appear at the hearing, but a spokeswoman for the vice president said he
was not likely to attend.

"I do not expect the vice president to testify before the committee," said
Megan McGinn, a spokeswoman for Cheney.

Democrats called the hearing last month after The Washington Post reported
that Cheney played a key role in developing a 10-year water plan for the
Klamath River that courts later called arbitrary and in violation of the
Endangered Species Act. Rahall and other Democrats charged that Cheney's
action resulted in the largest adult salmon kill in the history of the West.



Byron Leydecker

Friends of Trinity River, Chair

California Trout, Inc., Advisor

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 

415 519 4810 cell

bwl3 at comcast.net

bleydecker at stanfordalumni.org






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