Letter: Tipton’s audacity | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Tipton’s audacity

Fifty-thousand comments with 90 percent being in favor of canceling the gas leases within the Thompson Divide and yet one of our elected officials, Rep. Tipton, sides with the money and greed.

The audacity of his decision is made even more remarkable by stating that we the citizens are committing highway robbery by asking that the leases be canceled. Ironic how there is never any such outrage from him about similar highway robbery when the energy companies charge me 50 cents more per gallon of gas.

Mr. Tipton, this is another case when we, meaning all Americans, need to ask our government to show restraint and listen to the people. Just because we can do something doesn’t give us the right to do it.

John P. Ostwald


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