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California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal ( Klamath River - hydro-electric green energy )
ap ^ | July 30, 2020 | Robert Jablon,

Posted on 07/31/2020 12:17:58 PM PDT by george76

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border

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which would be the largest dam removal in U.S. history.

The dams are owned by PacificCorp, an Oregon-based utility that is part of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate.

The $450 million project would reshape California’s second-largest river and empty giant reservoirs.

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Newsom supports a 2016 agreement under which PacifiCorp would transfer its federal hydroelectric licenses for the dams to a nonprofit coalition, the Klamath River Renewal Corp., that was formed to oversee the demolition.

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But two weeks ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made a decision that could threaten the deal. The agency approved the license transfer on condition that PacifiCorp remain a co-licensee with the Klamath River Renewal Corp.

The agency said it believes the nonprofit is capable of carrying out the project, and it is concerned that the corporation “has limited finances and no experience with hydropower dam operation or dam removal.”

“Costs could escalate beyond the level anticipated and unexpected technical issues could arise. Were the Renewal Corp. to be the sole licensee, it might ultimately be faced with matters that it is not equipped to handle,” the agency said.

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The dams are the southernmost of six built in southern Oregon and California’s far north beginning in 1918 to provide electrical power. They are also part of an irrigation system serving vast farming areas.

The four dams to be demolished lack concrete chutes called fish ladders through which fish can pass to reach upstream spawning areas. Renewing the licenses would require hundreds of millions of dollars in federally mandated modifications, including adding fish ladders.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: agenda21; animalrights; ar; buffett; california; dam; damremoval; electric; electrical; electricalpower; electricity; energy; farmers; farming; fish; fishladders; food; gavinnewsom; green; greenenergy; hydroelectric; klamath; klamathriver; newsom; oregon; power; removal; un; unagenda21; utility; warrenbuffett
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1 posted on 07/31/2020 12:17:58 PM PDT by george76
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To: TEXOKIE; Whenifhow; MileHi; Mr. Silverback; Alamo-Girl; abigailsmybaby; afraidfortherepublic; ...

UN Agenda 21 ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


2 posted on 07/31/2020 12:18:52 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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wasn’t this the dam that caused a big todo a few years back?


3 posted on 07/31/2020 12:23:40 PM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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“””Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border “”””””””””””

Get rid of fossil fuels they say.
Be carbon neutral they say.
Clean energy is the way to go.

Ok, let’s get rid of hydro electric dams which produce absolutely no pollution ever.


4 posted on 07/31/2020 12:25:12 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

No need for electricity or water if your plan for the population is????


5 posted on 07/31/2020 12:27:52 PM PDT by Wayne07
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To: george76

These dams were built starting over 100 years ago.

But now we need fish ladders for the breeding of the fish?

What have the fish been doing for the last 100 years?


6 posted on 07/31/2020 12:29:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: george76

I’m not up to date on this issue. I tend to not like anything Newsome wants. How should I feel about this? Remove dams or not?


7 posted on 07/31/2020 12:29:59 PM PDT by Savage Rider
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San Fran gets it's water from a reservoir called Hetch Hetchy. It was a valley not unlike Yosemite until they dammed it up. Now there are calls to tear that down. I suppose if that happens they will just flush with Perrier.
8 posted on 07/31/2020 12:30:56 PM PDT by beef (Use a VPN, use Tor, and get a shortwave radio. Oh, and ACAB- All Commies Are Bastards)
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Newsom is criminally insane


9 posted on 07/31/2020 12:31:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: george76

Screwing the farmers once again

This time , irreparably


10 posted on 07/31/2020 12:32:36 PM PDT by digger48
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Keep the 4 dams — helps farmers who need water to grow food.

Liberals think food only comes from a can or box at a store.


11 posted on 07/31/2020 12:35:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Using elevators !
The fish elevator operators are on strike !


12 posted on 07/31/2020 12:35:56 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“What have the fish been doing for the last 100 years?”

EXCELLENT question!


13 posted on 07/31/2020 12:36:57 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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Farmers need water???

Bloomberg said you dig a hole and drop a seed in it. That’s how farming works. Is there more to it than that?


14 posted on 07/31/2020 12:38:02 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: george76

Because everyone knows the fish are more important than electricity.


15 posted on 07/31/2020 12:39:04 PM PDT by hanamizu
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16 posted on 07/31/2020 12:39:06 PM PDT by datura
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To: sasquatch

ping


17 posted on 07/31/2020 12:39:46 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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Gruesome Newsom is the demonic spawn of the godless, vile, demonic Botoxian. There is NOTHING that this demon wants more than to destroy CA, its people and the USA.
Hopefully, Buffett responds with total silence.


18 posted on 07/31/2020 12:39:56 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (Libs are a virus.....the DemoVirus!!)
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To: john316

No, that was the Oroville dam


19 posted on 07/31/2020 12:40:16 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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Hydroelectric is good green energy. Free. What’s not to like ?

Oh it’s owned by a private corporation. I see


20 posted on 07/31/2020 12:44:42 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Trump winning express ! Yea haw ! Trump pence II!)
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