Sierra Club supports Klamath Basin habitat

The Sierra Club has played an instrumental role in crafting a position paper on Klamath River issues that was entered into the record of a Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing  held on June 20, 2013. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden chairs the committee. The letter, which was co-signed by seven other environmental organizations, proposes five key elements to address the chronic water crisis in the Klamath Basin, and the damage being done to some of America’s most important National Wildlife Refuges:

  • Ensure basic survival water levels for the refuges
  • Phase out private lease-land agriculture
  • Bring demand for water back into balance with supply
  • Implement management recommendations based on the best available science
  • Reconsider dam removal through the federal relicensing process.

The complete letter, which is impassioned, detailed, and authoritative, can be downloaded from lakelive.info/Klamath.ltr.6.20.13.pdf

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