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Letter: Represent the people

Represent the people

On page A7 of the Jan. 28 Aspen Times, Councilman Adam Frisch is quoted as having said, “He believes there is broad community support to explore micro-hydro” and called the plan “a great step forward.”

How ironic! The article was placed above a real estate ad featuring a multimillion-dollar estate with bluegrass on both banks of Castle Creek. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this is what Aspen has become!

Perhaps a micro-hydro plant can provide power for this single estate, but it will not provide our community with an adequate and emergency source of clean, renewable energy nor protect our water rights.

I believe the council decision to let the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permit expire is a poor one and a step backward!

The City Council needs to have the fortitude to do the right thing for Aspen by installing this turbine at the Castle Creek Energy Center where it belongs and thereby restoring Aspen’s heritage of clean, renewable energy. Don’t be misled by the obvious misinformation of hydro opponents that skewed the 2012 advisory question. You were elected to do the right thing for Aspen. You were elected to represent all of Aspen — do it.

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