Press release from The Modoc Nation:
The draft legislation from U.S. Representative Greg Walden of Oregon to address Klamath water issues was finally revealed yesterday. The draft bill fails to provide for dam removals, which is the key component of a long-term fisheries restoration strategy. In addition, it includes a transfer of significant land acreage from federal to county control that would harm fisheries resources in the Klamath Basin. It would also appear to force tribes to relinquish their Rights to ever hold the Federal Government Liable for anything in the future. It would seem to be yet another attempt to force through an agreement that should have never been written to begin with. (KBRA & KHSA)
The Modoc Nation opposes this draft legislation or any up to this point.
“The Modoc Nation cannot support any legislation that does not improve conditions on the Klamath River,” said Chief Jefferson Greywolf-Kelley, Chief of The Modoc Nation. “This bill continues to skirt the main issues and take away Tribal Rights”.
The Modoc Nation vehemently opposes this new legislation or any prior, as should anyone interested in the long-term health of the Klamath River. The Modoc Nation is committed to restoring the river without giving up our long fought for and upheld Rights.