SUPPORT RURAL AMERICA - DR. PAUL
HOUSER YREKA CALIFORNIA - MAY 19 2011
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Dr Paul Houser Explains to Siskiyou County
citizens why he was fired from the
Department of Reclamation and Interior.
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Introduction by Sheriff Lopey-- Paul
Why Paul decided to study water-wanted to
"help society make better decisions about
11:26 What Paul did while working for the
Bureau of Reclamation-trips to Northern
California and Klamath Dams and other rivers
13:35 September 13 Press Release
"unacceptable" "unknowns" "risks"
15:10 Response from his Press Secretary of
the Dept. of the Interior directed him-- "No
e-mail or discoverable documents"
"Summary of Science" not quite right
Uncertainty in the number 81.4% ???
17:30 Nature Magazine report
19:00 "Spinning a positive picture"
19:42 Dam removal would NOT help salmon
21:21 Summary of his concerns-what Paul
did-"The Sec. really wants to remove those
22:54 Time goes on-things changed--
positions changed to probationary period
performance review :not a team player--poor
24:40 Travel Denied
25:20 Wanted to work to make things
better--felt stifled and confined
26:11 Feb. 6th--Resign or be terminated! On
administrative leave for 2 weeks Terminated
on Feb. 26
27:37 Filed complaints
28:03 Sec. of State delays his decision
about the dams "indefinitely"
29:15 Why I chose to put these allegations
forward--I wanted to do the right thing
31:51 What has happened since
33:45 What Paul thinks about dam
removal--"an uncontrolled experiment" "the
most extreme option"
41:00 What do we need next? We need
transparent science Other alternatives must
42:24 What is the motivation behind all
this? Why is the Sec. of Interior so
adamant? Policy agenda. Money.