Boycott Aspen? |

Boycott Aspen?

Dear Editor:

Presumably, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s job is to help the business community in Aspen thrive.

But by paying dues to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it does just the opposite, because the Chamber actively works to prevent a fix on climate, which the city’s own research says threatens the economy.

There’s another problem, though: People don’t want to visit a town that’s unethical and hypocritical. I used to live in the valley and love Aspen, but I can and will plan my next ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, which is not a member of the U.S. chamber and seems to be doing just fine.

Would a boycott be good for Aspen’s businesses? Does Steamboat’s chamber know something Aspen’s doesn’t?

Mark Thomas

Hood River, Ore.

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