Learn More: Stop Calpine From Destroying Medicine Lake!

Learn More: Stop Calpine From Destroying Medicine Lake!

The Bush administration has approved construction of a geothermal power plant in Northern California’s Modoc National Forest, a vision questing area considered sacred by Native Americans. Calpine Energy Corporation is planning a 200 million dollar project to build power plants and drill for geothermal energy in the Medicine Lake Highlands.

The Clinton Administration had blocked the project citing concerns about intrusion onto sacred tribal lands. The Bush Administration reversed this decision, and Calpine is poised to move forward with the project.

Pit River Indian Tribe members, along with community and environmental justice groups are demanding that Calpine immediately cease its proposed energy extraction plans that would devastate sacred Native land in northern California. Protesters gathered at Calpine corporate offices in San Jose on January 27, 2006 to send a message to Calpine.

Please TAKE ACTION to tell Calpine that Northern California will not stand for this intrusion on sacred native land.

For more information about the cultural and environmental concerns regarding this development see the following links:

http://www.klamathbasincrisis.org/medicinelake/disputeswirls011606.htm

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/1128-03.htm

 

To get involved in this issue, contact Ginger Mike-Mercado, Chairwoman of the Da’hu La’h As (North Headwaters) Sacred Sites Defense,vmercado@frontiernet.net, (530)336-7136

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