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Statement in Response to the Release by the Interior Department of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Calling for Removal of the Klamath Dams


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Statement by Congressman Tom McClintock in response to the release by the Interior Department of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) calling for removal of the Klamath Dams:

"The announcement today recommending removal of the four Klamath Dams is yet another chapter in an ongoing ludicrous effort to destroy four perfectly good hydroelectric dams that are capable of producing 155 megawatts of the cleanest and cheapest electricity on the planet -- enough for 155,000 homes.

"Serious questions have been raised in regards to the policies and practices of scientific integrity implemented by Interior in reaching this conclusion.

"Fortunately, congressional approval is necessary to move forward with dam removal. The full House voted in 2011 against proceeding with the Klamath dam removal. That precedent speaks volumes on the chances of dam removal legislation passing in the House."

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