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Letter: Just void the leases

Just void the leases

The Bureau of Land Management has finally formally asked for the public’s input on the illegal leases issued within and near the Thompson Divide. This is an opportunity like none before to insure our voices are heard.

Come to one (or more!) of the public meetings next week in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Aspen, ready to share your passion for protecting this place. Maybe you depend on the Thompson Divide for your livelihood, or it is you place of refuge, or you believe in the importance of our clean air, water, wildlife and roadless areas. To me, it is our social responsibility to insure the 15 watersheds connected to the Thompson Divide remain pure. Enough is enough, let’s overwhelm the BLM with our numbers and tell them to just void the leases.

Tuesday, April 15, 4 to 7 p.m. at Glenwood Community Center

Wednesday, April 16, 4 to 7 p.m. at Carbondale Town Hall

Thursday, April 17, 3 to 6 p.m. at Pitkin County Library, Aspen

Alex Bethel