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Go after the real polluters

Dear Editor:

What a joke! Wilderness Workshop has another “uncredible” study they are manipulating and twisting the facts of to demonize off-road vehicle users saying ATV use in Utah causes dust to travel to Colorado and melt the snow quicker.

What it really says is “human activity, yes, even hikers, all contribute to erosion.” Since I was born in El Jebel 35 years ago, I have only seen this one time last year and the source of the dust storm was halfway around the globe.

Did you know that ORVs are causing the ultimate demise of this earth? Yeah, it is true. There is a new study out that shows emphatically that ORVs caused the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Samoa, Hurricane Katrina, mean sea levels to increase, the most recent landslide in California, and everything else that is seemingly falling apart in this world.

Who believes this crap? Could it be that “green” Aspen is the source of its own demise? Could it be that the 20,000-square-foot houses with Hummers in the snowmelted driveways and the private jets they flew in to get there, just like every ski town in Colorado, could be the real source?

Maybe Wilderness Workshop should go after the real polluters. Oh yeah, what am I talking about, these are the people who are lining this organization’s coffers. I wish someone would close the doors to the Republic of Aspen. Lock them all in! If all you brainwashed liberals and wannabe environmentalists want to close all the public lands around, fine, just don’t come to my neck of the woods.

You can stay in Aspen and choke on your own emissions. Wilderness Workshop is trying to hijack our off-road funding. If they want more funding for trails, how about the mountain bikers pay to use the trails too, and the hikers, and the horse riders, and everyone else. That could be a ton of money for them. The funds they are trying to take from us.

Joseph Hultquist


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