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Don’t let big city socialists destroy the West

Dear Editor:

Did you have a chance to read last week’s column by John H. Adams entitled, “We need to reduce our dependence on oil, period, not just foreign oil.”

Naturally, here’s a guy who is president of the Natural Resources Defense Council headquartered in New York City.

And he’s obviously a person who would rather lick his fingers than wash his hands!

Since he is a New Yorker, I am sure he is a man who drives with one hand on his horn, and the other nervously clutching his telephone. I used to know his type well.

Their thrust is that “congress and the president should speed the transition to less driving and less oil use by taking several steps: Reinvest in public transit. Build up the intercity rail system.”

Do you suspect that here’s a New Yorker who wants to shut down our glorious western United States by making gasoline unavailable to us? And thus forcing us to roam the Rockies in buses and an “intercity rail system.”

Almost everything he said about oil was wrong!

Of course we should open all of our oil resources, including that in Alaska and elsewhere, and develop them for our nation, including those on federal ground as well as those in the Gulf of Mexico and our West Coast! Resources left in the ground have absolutely no value if the intent is to just ignore them!

Why turn our rich nation into a poor one just to satisfy the so-called environmentalists who have Marxist leanings?

Sincerely yours,

R. T. Moolick

Glenwood Springs

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