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CHILOQUIN, OREGON - The Klamath Tribes of Chiloquin are reminding the their tribal citizens and others interested parties that time is running out to make public comment on the proposed removal of dams in the Klamath River Basin.
The deadline is Friday, December 30.
The Yurok Tribe, based in Klamath, California, Karuk Tribe, based in Happy Camp, California and the Klamath Tribes, based in Klamath Falls, Oregon support the proposed restoration legislation
The Tribe issued the following statement:
What if you missed the Dam Removal meetings but realize the Salmon NEED YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS to Support Dam Removal through the draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report? Comments are due by December 30, 2011.
The Klamath Tribe feel the removal of the dams will restore the flow of salmon into the Klamath River Basin. Further, jobs will be created.
The Environmental Impact Statement is very large (more than 3,000 pages), but short summary documents are available to help convey the contents of the Environmental Impact Statement to those interested in learning more at www.KlamathRestoration.gov
To submit your comments follow these steps:
The proposed legislation is supported by the Yurok Tribe, based in Klamath, California, Karuk Tribe, based in Happy Camp, California and the Klamath Tribes, based in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Beyond the Tribes, other organizations in the area of the Klamath Basin, which includes portions of northern California and southern Oregon, are in agreement the removal of the dams is in the best interest of the region.
posted December 16, 2011 6:00 am est
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