Don't use Algaecides in the Klamath Reservoirs,  Un-Dam the Klamath Now
  • Petitioned PacifiCorp Energy

This petition was delivered to:

Tim Hemstreet, Klamath Project Manager
PacifiCorp Energy
North Coast Regional Water Board
Clayton Creager

Don't use Algaecides in the Klamath Reservoirs, Un-Dam the Klamath Now

    1. Petition by

      Regina Chichizola

Warren Buffett’s PacifiCorp recently submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to California water agencies to use algaecides as part of a study to control their toxic algae blooms in the Klamath River. PacifiCorp proposed to start using the algaecides starting on labor day weekend, despite the lack of public comment and notification. They have not gone through any public process. Use of these pesticides to control toxic algae blooms has already been proven to be infeasible.

Background: PacifiCorp’s Reservoirs are Toxic and Will Be Unless the Dams Come Out
The Klamath reservoirs produce nuisance levels of microcystis aeruginosa and the Clean Water Act listed toxin, microcystin, that the algae produces. PacifiCorp’s reservoirs create the blooms, yet instead of actively working to take out the Klamath Dam’s, as they have public stated they want to do, they are proposing the use of chemicals without any public comment period and almost no public notification. This proposal has been found to be ineffective, and may actually increase microcystin levels during Tribal ceremonies that include contact with the Klamath River. A very large run of salmon, and the fishermen catching them may also be at risk. PacifiCorp is currently using the Klamath settlement process and the proposed legislation to act as if the Klamath is a corporately controlled river. This allows them to make 27 million a year from stalling dam removal.
Dam removal is the answer not pesticides.

Recent signatures


    1. Stop the Stalling: Tell PacifiCorp and FERC to Un-Dam the Klamath Now

      Regina  Chichizola
      Petition Organizer
      Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): Deny Buffet's PacifiCorp Klamath Dams relicensing application

      Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionTim Hemstreet, Klamath Program Manager, PacifiCorpDear Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, I wish to express my support for the petition submitted by the Hoopa Valley Tribe asking that PacifiCorp's license application for the Klamath dams be rejected due to the fact that PacifiCorps has not diligently pursued relicensing.


      Regina  Chichizola
      Petition Organizer


      Thank you for supporting efforts to keep Warren Buffett’s PacifiCorp from using aquatic pesticides in the Klamath River. Even though we did not succeed in stopping this pilot project, we still plan to win the long-term struggle to Un-Dam the Klamath and retain Native American rights. There is also a chance PacifiCorp may try to expand this algaecide project. If they do we plan to stop it.

      We encourage you to like out page Save the Klamath-Trinity Salmon on facebook or to join our monthly email list that always covers Klamath salmon issues and action alerts. There is almost always work to be done to save the Klamath Salmon, and the way of life of all the people that depend on them. We may have lost the battle, but we plan to win the war.

      Please get involved by going to:
      Or , or contacting Regina Chichizola at the Hoopa Valley Trib

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. PacifiCorp applies algae

      Regina  Chichizola
      Petition Organizer

      The word is the algaecide was applied on approximately 3 acres in Copco Cove at 1 pm today. Not sure if they are planning another test or not at this point. I am trying to figure it out.

    5. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 2 years ago

      It's toxic and I fish, swim, and absolutley depend on this river. Citizens down river should have a say on how public waters are treated and utilized. As an American citizen, I am outraged.

    • Susana Ertac NEWPORT BEACH, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Keep the environment clean and healthy

    • Donna Brucker FORKS OF SALMON, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Keep poisons out of our water

    • Mary Jo Granthen-dorsey CROSSVILLE, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the invironment is important to us all. Problems need to be solved, not just addressed and especially not when there is no input and the proposed "cure" could be worse than the problem!

    • Megan Buchanan GUILFORD, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      Water is life!


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