More Snow from the Ski Industry
Aspen’s at it again. This time, they are promoting themselves in a video claiming that they are actively lobbying for solutions to the climate crisis. They even made a trip all the way to Washington DC.
I don’t doubt Aspen’s desire to keep snow on the slopes, and the fight against climate change needs all the promotion it can get. But I wonder what else Aspen reps talked about when they were lobbying on Capitol Hill? Do you think they might have brought up S. 1630, the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act” that they have been pushing?
H.R. 3189 passed the House, but only after one of the original sponsors of the bill, Rep. Jared Polis, withdrew his support. Why did he withdraw his support? Because it was, in his words, a “job-killing water grab” that would have choked off America’s rivers.
Aspen’s bill, S. 1630, is another terrible piece of legislation, just like the House version. And while Aspen is posing for pictures claiming to fight climate change, it is actively lobbying to push legislation to turn over your rivers to big corporations. One of Aspen’s allies in this fight is the Colorado Petroleum Association. Now I wonder, what do you think the Colorado Petroleum Association’s interest could be in legislation to prevent federal protections for rivers? Maybe…hydrofracking in Colorado?
If Aspen is so concerned about climate change, isn’t it strange that partnering on this bill with leading members of the coalition that defeated climate change legislation back in 2010 [the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association]?
Aspen has put out a bunch of words and flashy videos about their commitment to the environment. But when it comes to your rivers, their actions tell a different story. That’s why we need you to take action today. Contact your Senator and ask them to stand up against the latest attack on our rivers the job-killing water grab that is S. 1630.