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Dam removal rally
Fri May 31, 2013
Advocates For Klamath Dams' Removal Rally In Portland
Groups from Southern Oregon and Northern California rallied outside Senator Ron Wyden’s office in Portland Thursday.
They came to show support for a bill proposing a restoration project along the Klamath River. It would spend 8-hundred million dollars to restore fish habitat and remove four dams.
Toni Peters is a member of the Yurok Tribe, which supports the project.
Peters: “We’re here protesting the dams and the water rights and the fish. Keep our rivers clean for our kids, younger generations, the elders. Keep the river alive. Keep people healthy and safe.”
Community members and Pacific Power have reached an agreement to remove the dams, but can't begin restoration until Congress approves and provides funding. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, which Senator Wyden chairs, will hold a hearing on June 20th.
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