Cascadia Earth Day action against Calpine;
Medicine Lake is another powerful example of the death grip multinational corporations have on sacred and public lands. Why not pay a vist to the Calpine office nearest you and let them know what you think:
In Portland, 805 SW Broadway, Suite 1850, Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 223-2300.
Calpine Corporate Headquarters 50 West San Fernando Street San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (409) 995-5115 Fax: (408) 995-0505.
(Sacramento Water Quality Board at 10 am?)
For more information, contact the Medicine Lake Defense Project at 541-482-2640
Many tribes of NorCal (Pit River, Shasta, Wintu) are opposed to the theft of sacred Medicine Lake by Calpine corporation. Maybe corporate america only understands the value of money, not the sacredness of a volcanic caldera that heals people for centuries, past present and future. Seems like the US government and the wealthy corporations like Calpine just can't stop inflicting cultural genocide against the First Nations of Turtle Island..
from Cascadia Rising Medicine Lake info page;
The Water Quality Control Board will hold a public hearing on April 22 or 23 in Sacramento (details change often, please call to confirm) to decide on Calpine's proposal to use experimental technology at Medicine Lake. The experimental technology involves injecting hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids into test wells at Medicine Lake to create more geothermal activity. What's at stake is the health of the largest aquifer in California that feeds into the water supplies of many cities. This practice is largely experimental, undocumented and has been found to cause earthquakes and could pollute water. The most likely company to perform this harmful experimental practice is none other then war profiteer Halliburton (Dick Cheney's former company that is being investigated for illegal business dealings in Iraq). Extensive testing of this experimental drilling must be undertaken before allowing Calpine to move forward at Medicine Lake. Demand that the Water Quality Board undergo widespread testing to determine the long-term effects of such experimental drilling. Please come out to Sacramento on the 22 or 23 (Call for details) or write to the Water Quality Board and urge them to not allow this harmful practice at Medicine Lake!