On October 23, 2020, tens of thousands engaged on social media supporting the call for Klamath dam removals, using hashtag #UnDamtheKlamath. That same day, over ten COVID-safe rallies were held in cities and towns demanding that Warren Buffet, the owner of PacifiCorp and the Klamath River dams, keep his promise to remove the dams. The day of action was sponsored by members of the Karuk, Yurok, Klamath, and Hoopa Valley Tribes, fishermen, Klamath River users, and non-government organizations from throughout the nation.
“PacifiCorp committed to taking down the Klamath River dams by 2020. They collected the money to remove the dams and received state permits for dam removal, but now claim the deal is not good enough,” said Regina Chichizola from Save California Salmon. “Buffett is the fourth richest man in the world. One of Berkshire Hathaway’s top shareholders is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates is the second richest man in the world. The nonprofit charged with removing the dams has already developed the most comprehensive liability protection packages for any dam removal project in history. We will not allow them to act like upstanding members of their own communities, while they destroy ours.”
Help keep the pressure on Warren Buffet and PacifiCorp to remove the Klamath dams as promised.