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Top Stories: Sen. Peter Courtney Wants $200M For Upgrades To Schools, Tribes Protest Water Holdings

Aug. 20, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Headlines for Wednesday, Aug. 20: Sen. Peter Courtney announces a plan to spend $200 million on seismic upgrades to schools, Native American tribes protest against the Bureau of Reclamation's decision to withhold water from the Trinity and Klamath rivers, and more.

Water | Environment

Senators Introduce Bill To Authorize Upper Klamath Basin Agreement

May 21, 2014 9:22 p.m.

U.S. senators from Oregon and California have introduced legislation aimed at restoring the Klamath Basin and reforming the way water is distributed in this arid region that straddles the states.

Communities | Environment

NW Tribes Are Leading The Way In Climate Adaptation

Nov. 1, 2013 9:39 p.m.

While President Obama tries to return his administration's focus to climate change, several Northwest tribes are leading the way in adapting to the challenges of warming average temperatures.

Communities | Environment

Wyden: Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Costs Too Much

June 21, 2013 10 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden revealed little about plans to approach the water conflict in the Klamath Basin in a Senate committee roundtable Thursday. He called an $800 million restoration deal for the Klamath "unaffordable."

Water | Environment

Interior Concludes Best Choice For Klamath Is Dam Removal

April 4, 2013 8:30 p.m.

The federal government is recommending that all four aging hydroelectric dams should be removed from the Klamath River in southern Oregon and Northern California to help struggling wild salmon runs, and nearly $1 billion should be spent on environmental restoration.

Communities | Environment

Feds To Release Key Studies on Klamath River Dam Removal

Sept. 14, 2011 6 a.m.

Last year, farmers, tribes, and fisherman in the Klamath River basin reached a settlement agreement with the utility PacifiCorp to remove four of its dams on the Klamath River. But Congress and the Secretary of the Interior must authorize the agreement before March of 2012.

Environment | local

Ratepayers Will Pay For Removal Of PacifiCorp's Klamath Basin Dams

May 9, 2011 2:29 p.m.

A California regulator will allow energy company PacifiCorp to charge ratepayers extra to remove four of its dams in the Klamath River basin.

Environment | local

California Commission Approves Removal Of Four Southern Oregon Dams

May 6, 2011 4:06 p.m.

A California regulator will allow energy company PacifiCorp to remove four of its dams in the Klamath River basin.

Water | Environment

Court Orders Forest Service To Regulate Gold Mining In Salmon Streams

June 1, 2012 11 p.m.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Forest Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it approved a number of mining operations on the Klamath River in 2004. The ruling applies to salmon streams throughout the West, where suction dredge mining claims will now be harder to work.


Klamath Settlement Calls For Dam Removal

Jan. 16, 2008 8:45 a.m.

Twenty-six groups, including the government, native American tribes, and fishermen proposed a deal Tuesday to restore salmon to the Klamath River.

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