Council needs to champion water rights
October 16, 2011
I am writing to support the Aspen City Council and its efforts to bring on line the hydroelectric facility. For me it is principally about the water rights, producing carbon-free power and economics (in that order).
In the arid West, water is our most valuable resource, and I encourage our councilmen to fight to retain every drop of those rights. Though I understand the environmental and permitting process concerns raised, I trust this council to champion our environment and believe that their history of protecting the environment merits our support and faith. This water is an incredible community asset and is worth the effort and cost of this project.