Four dams on the Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California have been on the chopping block for removal since 2016 when Sally Jewell, Pres. Obama’s Sec. of the Interior wrote an official letter that promised support from the Department of the Interior in these dam removal projects. The current administration has rescinded that letter, pulling official support from the project.

But according to Matt Cox of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, “That letter was not a requirement of that agreement, so withdrawing that letter certainly has no material effect on the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement or the project moving forward.”

The 4 deadbeat dams stand in the way of historic Steelhead and Salmon runs not to mention countless other species that use the river system as a migratory path.

Source: KLCC 89.7.

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