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Removing the Klamath Dams

Removal of the J. C. Boyle, Copco 1, Copco 2, and Irongate dams along the Klamath River is making history for becoming the most expensive dam removal in the world. It is estimated to cost upwards of $1 billion (Fimrite). Part of that $1 billion burden will be paid by Pacific Power ratepayers. Pacific Power is owned by PacifiCorp. (This is a lot of information at the very beginning. A simpler introduction stating your thesis statement, then flowing into the statistics, would make this easier to follow. The Oregon Senate passed bill 76 that allows a 2 percent surcharge on Oregon Pacific Power ratepayers for the removal of the four PacifiCorp dams (Preusch, Sickinger). Oregon ratepayers will cover the first…