OTHER SALMON MATERIALS

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gball.gif (257 bytes)  News from the Front:  an irregularly-published collection of essays on current topics in salmon recovery 

  • Issue #95:How Government Destroyed Science in Columbia River Dam Decisionmaking (January 31, 2009)
  • Issue #94:Federal Courts Ensure Junk Science Governs Salmon Harvest Decisions (June 16, 2008)
  • Issue #93:Looters Limit Out on BPA Salmon Funds (April 22, 2008)
  • Issue #92:Sportsfishing Interests Face Ten More Years in the Wilderness (January 23, 2008)
  • Issue #91:A New Cloud Over the Klamath Basin (January 17, 2008)
  • Issue #90:What if Columbia and Snake River Dams Were Helping Salmon? (November 7, 2007)
  • Issue #89:Halloween Special:Draft Biological Opinion on Columbia and Snake River Dam Operations Is All Tricks and No Treats (October 31, 2007)
  • Issue #88:  Ocean Radio-Tracking Data Suggest No Harm to Fish Populations from Snake Dams and Large Benefits to Smolt Transportation (January 22, 2007)
  • Issue #87:  Why Pombo's ESA Reform Bill is a Step Backwards (September 23, 2005)
  • Issue #86:  The Path to Self-Sufficiency in the Klamath Basin (September 22, 2005)
  • Issue #85:  Whither Public Power? (September 6, 2005)
  • Issue #84:  Penned and Poisoned in the Redden Corral (July 1, 2005)
  • Issue #83:  The Great Summer Spill Hoax (June 12, 2005)
  • Issue #82:  Cutting Off Irrigators Again (April 8, 2005)
  • Issue #81:  Has Salmon Science Become a Cargo Cult?  An Address to the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (February 16, 2005)
  • Issue #80:  Lying Leftist Lunatics Loot Oregon Ratepayers, Vol. 2 (February 1, 2005)
  • Issue #79:  Dear John:  An Open Letter to the Tribes (January 17, 2005)
  • Issue #78:  Lying Leftist Lunatics Loot Oregon Ratepayers (January 11, 2005)
  • Issue #77:  Junk Science and Dams:  Lies About Smolt Transportation (January 10, 2005)
  • Issue #76:  Region Fiddles as Dam Burners Advance (January 3, 2005)
  • Issue #75:  Democrats Poised to Seize Water (and Power) in Washington (December 27, 2004)
  • Issue #74:  Halloween Special:  General Ripper Takes Over Seattle and BPA (October 31, 2003)
  • Issue #73:  A Ray of Hope for the Klamath Farmers (September 5, 2003)
  • Issue #72:  April Follies, or, After Iraq, Letís Bomb BPA, NMFS and the Northwest Power Planning Council (May 6, 2003)
  • Issue #71:  A Case Study in the Cross-Examination of Eco-Liars (March 5, 2003)
  • Issue #70:  Salmon Heresy (February 19, 2003)
  • Issue #69:  NEPA Is Wounded in the House of Its Guardians (December 16, 2002)
  • Issue #68:  Strike Against BPA! (October 24, 2002)
  • Issue #67:  NMFS Releases Anti-Hatchery, Anti-Law Policy (August 6, 2002)
  • Issue #66:  Suckers for Junk Science?  Bush Administration Defends Sucker Listings (May 16, 2002)
  • Issue #65:  What Does It Take To Win the War On The West? (April 14, 2002)
  • Issue #64:  More Nails in the Coffin of the Rule of Law (April 4, 2002)
  • Issue #63:  New York Times Takes The Lead In Promoting The Great Salmon Hoax (February 14, 2002)
  • Issue #62:  Senators Offer Soviet-Style Central Planning for the Klamath Basin (December 26, 2001)
  • Issue #61:  Did the Dams Slaughter Salmon This Spring?  Proof Is Lacking (December 26, 2001)
  • Issue #60:  Christmas Speech:  The Scribes and the Pharisees of Oregon (December 6, 2001)
  • Issue #59:  NMFS Official Admits Bogus Analyses (November 19, 2001)
  • Issue #58:  Is the Fix In?  Extreme Environmentalists To Provide "Scientific Peer Review" Justifying Klamath Abuses (October 27, 2001)
  • Issue #57:  Environmentalists, Terrorists, Patriotism and the War Against America:  A Speech to the Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners (October 6, 2001)
  • Issue #56:  Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association Petitions for Delisting of Columbia Salmon and Steelhead (September 28, 2001)
  • Issue #55:  Judge Hogan Hits A Homer:  Oregon Coastal Coho Listing Is Unlawful (September 14, 2001)
  • Issue #54:  Speech at the Klamath Falls Headgates:  The Revolution Starts Here (August 7, 2001)
  • Issue #53:  Preparing the Way for Mass Action in the Klamath Basin (July 9, 2001)
  • Issue #52:  Independence Day Issue:  A Blow for Liberty at the Klamath Project (July 4, 2001)
  • Issue #51:  D.C. to Klamath Farmers:  Drop Dead (June 20, 2000)
  • Issue #50:   BPA Kisses Up to Kitz, Wastes 300 Megawatt-Months of Power on Spill (May 17, 2001)
  • Issue #49:  Judge Aiken to Klamath Irrigators:  Drop Dead (May 4, 2000)
  • Issue #48:  A Speech for the May 7th Klamath Project Rally:  The God Squad Is Your Best Hope (April 24, 2001)
  • Issue #47:  What the Klamath Project Farmers Should Do, and Why (April 16, 2001)
  • Issue #46:  NMFS Hypocrites Rubber-Stamp Sharp Harvest Increase on "Endangered" Salmon (March 29, 2001)
  • Issue #45:  New Lows for the Northwest Power Planning Council (March 14, 2001)
  • Issue #44:  States and Feds Handing Spring Chinook Run to Tribes, Leaving Only Crumbs for Sportsmen (March 9, 2001)
  • Issue #43:  The Decline of Law Continues:  Court Attacks Decisionmaking on Snake River Dams (February 19, 2001)        
  • Issue #42:  Rally Against Shorelines Guidelines (February 7, 2001)
  • Issue #41:  Memo for Gale Norton:  Cutting the Gordian Knot of Northwest Natural Resource Management (January 11, 2001)
  • Issue #40:  The Environmentalist Energy Crisis (January 5, 2001)
  • Issue #39:  Washington Initiative 713 Outlaws Gillnets (December 15, 2000)
  • Issue #38Sixty Minutes, Goebbels, and the Snake River Dams (November 30, 2000)
  • Issue #37:  Speech to the Kitsap Waterfront & Streamside Owners Association:  Winning the Battle Against the Dark Forces (October 26, 2000)
  • Issue #36:  Why I Fear for America If Gore Is Elected (October 20, 2000)
  • Issue #35:  Speech to the Oregon Public Power Association:  the Moral Responsibilities of Public Power (October 12, 2000)
  • Issue #34:  Killing Endangered Suckers to Save Them:  The Continuing Collapse of Law (October 3, 2000)
  • Issue #33: Gore Campaign Memo Promises to Breach Dams--or Does It? (September 23, 2000)
  • Issue #32:  TEMPORARILY WITHDRAWN (September 15, 2000)
  • Issue #31:  The Downward Spiral Continues:  Governors Demand Back-to-Nature Salmon Plan and Council Obliges (September 7, 2000)
  • Issue #30:  Lunatics Demand that BPA Spend $70 Million to Save a Handful of Salmon, BPA Obliges (August 31, 2000)
  • Issue #29:  The Downward Spiral Continues:  NMFS Releases Draft Biological Opinion on Columbia Basin Water Projects (August 7, 2000)
  • Older Issues

gball.gif (257 bytes)  Information about the PATH process (the federal/state/tribal Plan for Analyzing and Testing Hypotheses).

  • Questions submitted to PATH (and never answered)
  • A list of critical defects in PATH
  • An Excel 97 Spreadsheet showing science-based survival estimates vs. PATH estimates
  • Letter to the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission on PATH assumptions (April 23, 1999)

gball.gif (257 bytes)  Information about the forthcoming Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on dam removal

  • Questions for the National Marine Fisheries Service on its April 14, 1999 "Assessment of Lower Snake River Hydrosystem Alternatives on Survival and Recovery of Snake River Salmonids" (a/k/a the "A-fish Appendix" to the EIS)

gball.gif (257 bytes)  Information about the Columbia Basin Forum, Framework, and Northwest Power Planning Council fish and wildlife planning processes

  • An analysis of why it is unlawful for BPA to exploit its monopoly in the transmission of electricity to tax transmission users for fish costs.
  • An analysis of how the Council has violated the Act that requires electric ratepayers to pay only for electricity-related fish and wildlife losses
  • An Open Letter critical of the Council/Forum's "Framework Process"

gball.gif (257 bytes)  Information about Savage Rapids Dam and the Grants Pass Irrigation District

  • A memorandum summarizing the lack of sound science supporting NMFS' "dambusting" efforts

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