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Toxic Wasteland Colorado

Dear Editor,

The Colorado we see today is very different than the one we knew only a few short years ago. This state is becoming a combination of sludge ponds, major water wasting, toxic water and air, tons of gas wells, a total disregard for public and private property rights and a lack of tourism.

In a word, Colorado is on a major fast track to total devastation and rapidly becoming another toxic wasteland like Wyoming and New Mexico.

At least Delta County has the right idea. When our wilderness is destroyed, the wildlife leaves, the land is poisoned and barren, we have toxic air and water (if any is left), thousands of industrial gas wells everywhere belching out foul nasty smells and industrial-level loud noise, will anyone really care that the slogan “Beautiful Colorado” will become “Toxic Wasteland Colorado?”

Rest assured, tourists will not come to see this. Everything that attracts tourists here now is rapidly becoming a page in history.

Businesses will close; jobs will be lost; and people will leave the area! Remember “Black Sunday,” when Exxon pulled out in the dark of night and people left in droves and property values plummeted? That was nothing compared to what is rapidly happening.

Before the county commissioners (and others in office) sell out all the property owners, we better start demanding that they, along with the gas and oil companies, start doing things right. If we wait, it will be too late.

E. Eicher


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