Skip to comments.California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal ( Klamath River - hydro-electric green energy )
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
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 Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate.
The $450 million project would reshape Californias second-largest river and empty giant reservoirs.
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.
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.
The dams are the southernmost of six built in southern Oregon and Californias 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.
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wasn’t this the dam that caused a big todo a few years back?
“””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.
No need for electricity or water if your plan for the population is????
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?
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?
Newsom is criminally insane
Screwing the farmers once again
This time , irreparably
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.
Using elevators !
The fish elevator operators are on strike !
“What have the fish been doing for the last 100 years?”
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?
Because everyone knows the fish are more important than electricity.
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.
No, that was the Oroville dam
Hydroelectric is good green energy. Free. Whats not to like ?
Oh its owned by a private corporation. I see
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