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Yurok science drives decision to increase Klamath River flows
Dan Bacher
“The Yurok Tribe will always take whatever measures are necessary to protect the Klamath River, which is our lifeline,” said Yurok Chairman Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr. “We intervened in this case on behalf the salmon and our people.” Photo of Molli White, Karuk Tribal Member, and Frankie Joe Myers, Yurok Tribal Member, with their son at the protest against the Westlands lawsuit on Wednesday. White and Myers are organizers for the Klamath Justice Coalition, a grassroots direct action group that has mobilized protests for Klamath River dam removal, against the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative's violation of tribal gathering rights and in solidarity with the Winnemem Wintu Tribe's battle with the U.S. Forest Service over the tribe's right to conduct ceremonies on the McCloud River. Photo by Dan Bacher. Below is the Yurok Tribe press release:

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