May 8, 2012
1602 Permit for stream bed
, Agriculture - California
, California water
, Dept. Fish & Game
, Property rights
, Scott River & Valley
, Shasta River
, State gov
, Threats to agriculture
, Water rights
Needed: Concerned citizens to attend
Siskiyou Co. Farm Bureau
CA. Dept. of Fish and Game
Over the 1602 Streambed Alteration Permit
Wednesday — May 9, 2012
Siskiyou Co. Courthouse
Basement court room
May 8, 2012
SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DAILY REPORT
May 8, 2012
On May 7, 2012 at about 7:30 p.m. the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a call of a missing 82 year-old male adult. According to his family, the man suffers from a medical condition and is at risk. He reportedly walked away from his residence on Miners Creek, just outside Etna. The elderly male is approximately 5’8’’ and 150 pounds with grey hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeve gray Henley-type shirt, dark grey sweatpants, and brown shoes with Velcro straps.
The Sheriff’s Office dispatched patrol deputies to Miners Creek to begin a ground search and shortly thereafter, the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team was activated and supplemented the search efforts along with the Fort Jones Fire Department. The search continued throughout the night. New SAR members assumed the search in the morning and additional support was obtained from other law enforcement agencies.
At this time, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Posse, searching on horseback, Sheriff’s Dive Team, searching local waterways and reservoirs, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office SAR, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office SAR, and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office SAR are actively participating in the comprehensive search effort with the SCSO SAR team.
Canine teams and the California Highway Patrol H-14 helicopter crew also joined the search on Tuesday afternoon. According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “I want to thank the many law enforcement, fire, SAR, and Posse volunteers participating in this extensive search effort.
As of late afternoon today (Tuesday) the lost man has not been found but we are doing everything we can to find him and return him safely to his family. Please call the SCSO Dispatch at 841-2900, if you have information or observe someone matching his description.”
May 8, 2012
PNP comment: Obama administration is finally seeing the writing-on-the-wall? — Editor Liz Bowen
By Paul Foy
Published: Tuesday, May 8 2012 12:17 p.m. MDT
Oil drilling in the Red Wash area near Vernal Utah.
Deseret News archives
SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday announced the approval of a major natural gas drilling project in Utah that the Obama administration says will support more than 4,000 jobs during its development while safeguarding critical wildlife habitat and air quality.
During an appearance outside Salt Lake City, Salazar said Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. would be allowed to develop up to 3,675 new gas wells over the next decade in eastern Utah.
“It will help power the American economy,” Salazar said.
The move comes at a time when the Obama administration is under fire from critics who say his energy plan falls short and is hurting job growth and the economy with undue opposition to new drilling. The administration says the attacks are political rhetoric.
Natural gas production in the U.S. grew by more than 7 percent in 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The agency says that’s the largest year-to-year increase in history, surpassing a previous production record set in 1973.
One of the five top producers of natural gas in the U.S., Anadarko is set to work in an area about 170 miles southeast of Salt Lake City near the Colorado border that has thousands of other wells. It’s taking over some existing drill pads, with plans to use directional drilling to reach farther for gas pockets.
Anadarko agreed not to drill along the high cliffs of the White River, the last major free-flowing river on the Colorado Plateau. It also agreed to buy 640 acres of private land along the river for conservation, said Steve Bloch, staff attorney for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, which worked with the Interior Department, along with the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council, to reduce the project’s impact.
Salazar and U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey praised Anadarko for working to protect the environment.
“Anadarko is one of those companies that get it,” Abbey said.