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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three men have been arrested after a shooting rampage with racist overtones stemming from the summer conflict over sharing water between fish and farmers, police said. Witnesses said the men yelled "sucker lovers" at Indians while driving through Chiloquin, Ore., firing shotguns at street signs and buildings for about an hour Dec. 1. Key elements in the environmental dispute are two threatened species of sucker fish in Upper Klamath Lake and salmon in the Klamath River downstream.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
A draft proposal by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden would set aside $175 million over five years as a long-term solution to the Klamath Basin's water woes. The Oregon Democrat said he is in touch with California's two Democratic senators about trying to attach it to a major farm bill this week. The proposal was circulated privately last week to congressional offices and interest groups for comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2001 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal scientific panel convened here Tuesday in an effort to settle the roiling debate over water cutbacks to drought-stricken Klamath Basin farmers. Like an umpire deciding the fate of a pivotal ballgame, the National Research Council is set to pass judgment on scientific findings that slashed water deliveries because of concerns for endangered fish. "We seek your expertise; we ask your advice," Sue Ellen Wooldridge, U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2001 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Interior Department agreed Tuesday to an independent review of the scientific findings that led to the virtual shutdown of water delivery to farmers in the drought-plagued Klamath Basin. Irrigators in the region, a fertile swath that straddles the Oregon-California border, have argued for months that "fuzzy science" led to the listing of several fish species as endangered and turned off the tap to parched farm fields.
NEWS
September 27, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton said the administration is weighing proposals to relieve the parched Klamath Basin, following a meeting with Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.). But she stopped short of offering specifics about policy changes or aid that may be on the way. Smith offered her a list of proposals to help the basin that included a breeding program for endangered sucker fish, habitat improvements and water conservation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden called on financial interests Friday to hold off foreclosures on Klamath Basin farmers who have been denied water this summer, and to give him time to put together legislation to balance agriculture against endangered fish and wildlife.
NEWS
August 9, 2001 | Associated Press
Federal irrigation officials in the drought-parched Klamath Basin worked out a deal Wednesday to buy a little more water for a wildlife refuge that is the winter home to hundreds of threatened bald eagles. Working through a court-ordered mediation process seeking long-range solutions to the basin's water crisis, the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
Federal police guarding the irrigation head gates on the Klamath Project called in the FBI after a local policeman stood before protesters and warned of violence if the government and environmentalists don't back off from struggling farmers. "Some people in the community may interpret those messages as invitations or endorsements to violence," Lt. Jeff Wasserman of the National Park Service police said Thursday of the local officer's remarks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A farmer and a government irrigation official joined in cranking open a valve Wednesday, sending water flowing to Northern California and Oregon farms that withered while water was conserved for endangered fish. Some 200 people cheered as the two men turned a large steel wheel to raise a head gate at Upper Klamath Lake that had been closed since April.
NEWS
July 25, 2001 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Too late to save many farms, Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton promised Tuesday to release some water to fields in the drought-ravaged Klamath Basin amid conflicting reports over whether there's a surplus in Upper Klamath Lake and whether the water is legally committed to imperiled fish.
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