Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp: Cancel Plans to Use Algaecides in the Klamath: Do your 401 cert!
  • Petitioned Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp

This petition was delivered to:

Tim Hemstreet, Project Manager
Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp
Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board, California State Water Resources Control Board
State of California (Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board, California State Water Resources Control Board)

Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp: Cancel Plans to Use Algaecides in the Klamath: Do your 401 cert!

    1. Petition by

      Regina Chichizola

Recently PacifiCorp quietly submitted a plan to apply toxins for the second year to Klamath River reservoirs as an algae killing experiment. River users, including fisherman and Native American Tribes unanimously oppose this action citing last year’s studies that show killing the algae actually releases the algae toxin, microcystin, at a time of year when people are in the Klamath River.

Levels of microcystin behind PacifiCorp's dams have consistently been up to 3000 times over the World Health Organization limits for recreation contact. This has lead to the entire river below the reservoirs has been declared a health hazard every late summer for the past five years. Studies, commissioned through the Klamath dam relicensing process have proven the reservoirs create the algae.

The fact is it is time for PacifiCorp to move forward with needed Clean Water Act certification to remove their dams, which create the algae problem. PacifiCorp has stated publicly they want to remove the dams, but have not taken any needed legal actions to support dam removal in years.

PacifiCorp’s has stated this proposal is part of an experiment proposed under interim measures of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA). The KHSA is tied to Klamath water sharing legislation that died in the last Congress. Last year PacifiCorp did a simalr experiment without giving any notification of the chemical use to river users, or initiating public comment. This has lead parties to the KHSA that oppose chemical use in the Klamath River to initiate a conflict resolution process available for those who signed the agreement. However PacifiCorp has indicated they have no plans to initiate a public comment period or to notify the public of when the chemicals will be used.

This has lead to claims that PacifiCorp is using stalled out agreements to essentially make the Klamath a corporately controlled river. Needed Clean Water Act processes and other environmental regulations have been stalled by the promise of Klamath legislation for nearly a decade. It is time to move forward with dam removal

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. A plea to the Interior Department: Prevent fish kill in Trinity, Klamath ri

      Regina  Chichizola
      Petition Organizer

      Congressmen ask to water in the Trinity, and for release of Humboldt County's water right to avoid a Klamath Fish Kill.
      Please sign the petition to release water to avoid a fish kill. The Klamath River is already very low and warm.


    3. New petition: Tell The BOR Release Water to Avoid a Klamath Fish Kill

      Regina  Chichizola
      Petition Organizer

      Please sign this new petition to support scientist asking for Trinity Water to be released to the Klamath to avoid a Klamath fish kill. Central Valley farmers filed a intent to sue when the comment period opened yesterday. The river is already warm and a large run of salmon is coming up. Please share with all your contracts.

      NEVER AGAIN: Tell The Bureau of Reclamation Release Water to Avoid a Klamath Fish Kill

      NEVER AGAIN: BOR Please Release Water from the Trinity and Klamath Rivers to Avoid a Klamath Fish Kill For the last two years low flows in the Klamath River, due to the overdrawing of Upper Klamath Lake by farmers and drought conditions, have lead to additional releases of Trinity River water being needed to avoid a possible large-scale fish kill in the Klamath River.


      Regina  Chichizola
      Petition Organizer

      Come Learn Skills to Organize Resistance, Defend Clean Water and Tribal

      The event will include trainings such as; organizing a rally and campaign,
      being a confident spokesperson, creating your own media, getting the press to cover your issue, history of Klamath/Trinity resistance, understanding and influencing fish and water management processes, and defending and knowing your rights. This event will be held at the community center on Loop Road in Hoopa, California and will be followed by a free barbeque for all that attended. Everyone is invited.
      Let us know if you have something to add or want to volunteer.

      Should you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Dania
      Rose Colgrove at 707 499-3110 or Regina Chichizola 541 951-0126 or at
      klamathrights@gmail.com or go to Save the Klamath-Trinity on Facebook or #KlamathTrinity on twitter.

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    5. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Dana Cherry TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm from humboldt county originally and the world needs to take more notice to having a clean environment for everyones benefit.

    • Kevin Jordan ALAMEDA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Salmon Migration

    • Jack Trout MOUNT SHASTA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because the problem is not improving, the problem is getting worse. The Klamath river is suffocating from the algae and bank over growth, Take down those dams it's long over due.

    • Teresa Mitchell HOOPA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      We need our clean water to survive! Our local tribes and communities depend on clean water and fish to survive.

    • Janna Caughron TRUCKEE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I paddle the Klamath River. It is beautiful and needs to be returned to its natural healthy state. Let the rivers run free!


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