[env-trinity] Trinity Journal- Constitutional Sheriffs say excessive regu...
FISH1IFR at aol.com
Thu May 24 16:55:30 PDT 2012
In a message dated 5/23/2012 10:37:44 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
tstokely at att.net writes:
When plans were made to take out four dams on the Klamath River, "they didn
’t coordinate properly with us," he said, adding that 70 percent of the
people in Siskiyou County say they don’t want the dams removed, "but they aren
In response to a question from the audience, Haney repeated a question
Lopey asked of the sheriffs and his own response: "If we have to protect these
dams, are you guys willing to stand with me?" and "I said, ‘Yes.’"
Interesting.... but the Sheriffs omit the fact that these dams do not
belong to the County or "the people," but are privately owned. The County thus
has no say, and no vote of "the people" to "keep the dams" means anything.
What are they doing to protect the Constitutional right of PacifiCorp to
dispose of its own property however it sees fit?
And they omit the fact that these dams, even if relicensed, are simply no
longer cost effective. In fact, FERC estimated that the dams, once
relicensed, would actually generate 27% LESS power than the little bit they do
today (82 MW), and then cost the company more than $20 million/year in net
LOSSES ... which would have to be passed on to its customers, including most of
They are, in short, trying to impose Government Socialism on the Company to
force it to run its assets at a loss! How incredibly ironic! Someone
should point this out to them!
Glen H. Spain, Northwest Regional Director
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)
PO Box 11170, Eugene, OR 97440-3370
Office: (541)689-2000 Fax: (541)689-2500
Web Home Page: _www.pcffa.org_ (http://www.pcffa.org/)
Email: fish1ifr at aol.com
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