Red Root/Green Root: A Constitutional Crapshoot...
The Klamath Basin aquifer is about to show us what Cascadia will look like beyond water. There will be war and agribusiness has got the biggest guns. Fisherfolk and the rest of us, Take a number….Now, a federal study has concluded they have pumped more than the regional aquifer can sustain.
Pumping water for crops in the Klamath Project is relatively new. Irrigators dug wells throughout the Basin in 2001, when a severe drought left them without surface water.
“The cheque’s in the mail”…
Oh yes, it is easy to see why the federal government is so keen to close down the postal service. Reason #1: The demise of the post office leaves open a vast market which the private sector is eager to Occupy. Oh the revenue! Oh the IPO's! Oh the profit!
Reason #2: This week saw an astounding full court press in cell phone and social network surveillance . The raw power to track the average citizen's communication has never before been such a threat.
The Answer in this case is not “blowin’ in the wind”
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has given the go-ahead for engineering and other surveys along a proposed electrical transmission line route that one day could serve a $300 million wind energy project on picturesque Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon.
But before the BLM construction approval is awarded, the 44-mile-long North Steens Transmission Line has a major hurdle, a court challenge filed April 5 by the Portland Audubon Society and Oregon Natural Desert Association.
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