Hoopa Valley Tribe votes against Klamath dam deal
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California won't be signing the Klamath Hydropower Settlement Agreement or the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

The Interior Department announced a settlement last year that would require PacifiCorp to remove four dams on the Klamath River. But the tribe says the deal is unrealistic.

”The settlements undermine tribal water rights, do not assure dam removal, and rely on unfunded and unspecific fishery restoration goals,” Chairman Leonard Masten told The Eureka Times-Standard. “We cannot stand behind deals that require the subordination of our rights, and that may never result in dam removal.”

The Yurok Tribe, the Karuk Tribe and the Klamath Tribes have voted in favor of the settlement.

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Lines are drawn over Klamath dam deals (The Eureka Times-Standard 2/11)

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