With Bundy Involved, This Won’t End Well…

By Cathy M : dailykos – excerpt

The West is in a bad drought, and all signs point to it getting worse. That has set up a confrontation between farmers in the Klamath Basin of S. Oregon, and the native tribe as well as the wildlife sanctuaries. The decision about water allocation is coming very soon, but already there’s been a “movement” that is ominous:

www.oregonlive.com/…

KLAMATH FALLS — Two farmers with ties to anti-government activist Ammon Bundy have purchased land by a shut-off irrigation canal in Oregon that would normally deliver water to a massive federal irrigation project along the California-Oregon border and have set up a protest encampment there, Jefferson Public Radio reports…

www.dailykos.com/…

In Idaho, for instance, armed-standoff-guru-turned-pandemic-denialist Ammon Bundy filed paperwork to run for governor, in a race already featuring another leading state “Patriot” movement figure…

www.klamathfallsnews.org/…

KWUA Urges a stop to unacceptable behaviors

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Water Users Association today urged that supporters of agriculture stop intimidating and inappropriate behaviors immediately.

Reports say that names and addresses of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation employees have been published on social media, inviting that anger be directed toward those public servants, and there have been other inappropriate communications. “Stop it,” said KWUA President Ben DuVal. “It is completely out of line. It will hurt Klamath Project agriculture.”…

www.opb.org/…

Twenty years after a shut-off of most irrigation water in the parched Klamath Project brought the competing needs of farmers, fishermen and tribes to a head, a new drought — and a fresh federally-ordered water shut-off — is triggering a sense of déjà vu

www.klamathfallsnews.org/…

Rep. Bentz & Rep. LaMalfa issue $57M proposal to address Klamath Water Crisis [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.) delivered his first speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was joined by Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) in raising awareness of the catastrophic drought in the American West and supporting immediate relief for those affected by the ongoing crisis in the Klamath Basin through a $57 million aid and relief proposal…(more)


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