McInnis not one to talk |

McInnis not one to talk

Dear Editor,

Doesn’t it seem disingenuous of U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis to be trying to stir up Congress over the length of the national forest planning process (as reported in the April 5-6 Post Independent) when it was he who delayed the process by having the comment period extended for six months?

He then got our western senator, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, to get the process extended another three months.

The combined effect of these maneuvers was to push back the completion date until a new set of regulations took effect, which required major portions of the forest plan revisions to be done over.

This is a perfect example of the observation that when you point the finger at someone else, three of your fingers are pointing at you.

This effort by McInnis smacks of a vendetta against the White River National Forest staff for not endorsing the alternative Forest Service plan which he commissioned and submitted.

You have to be proud of the people we on the Western Slope have representing us in Congress.

H.S. Sundin

Glenwood Springs

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User