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With all due respect to the author, just what is historic preservation? What do historic preservation and core curriculum have in common? Take a look: http://americanpolicy.org/agenda21/.
Before you start crying "black helicopter" do your own research. It is time to call a spade a spade. While we are weaving "a beautiful tapestry that showcases who we were, who we are and who we can be," I would ask you to take a very thoughtful and educated approach regarding the property rights you may be relinquishing forever.
With respect to preservation increasing property values, I would ask you to look at the value of property that is in conservation easements vs. the value of property that still contains development rights. How do conservation easements increase our tax base? As more property is conserved, less is available to fully contribute to the tax base. Vast swaths of land have been forever closed to their greatest economic development potential throughout our county and state. The economic impact on a community because of a lack of development in perpetuity seems to have been grievously ignored in our quest for green. We need to look a little further than the end of our noses when we are dictating the use of property years from now - when we are long in the grave.
"Preservation has been at the forefront of the 'green movement' for 50 years," and if you would like to learn more about the "green movement" please read the excellent book, Behind the Green Mask.
And speaking of weaving . . .
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.
Scottish author & novelist (1771 - 1832)
Unfortunately, party affiliation and the environmental/energy ideology of the majority leaders in the Colorado Senate prevailed over common sense. Any measure that can be taken to reduce the amount of methane escaping from any mine anywhere into our atmosphere should be taken. The opportunity to generate electricity and add jobs to the private sector are an added bonus. Methane is 21 times more potent a greenhouse gas than is carbon dioxide but, the proposal by Senator Baumgardner didn't fit the 'environmentalist ' narrative. The fact that this bill was assigned to the Senate’s State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee makes me wonder if the vote may have been counted before you ever testified.
While smart meters may or may not interfere with internet service providers, I don't understand why we aren't discussing the possible health issues related to the use of this technology. Fifty-three experts have signed onto an open letter entitled "Smart Meters: Correcting the Gross Misinformation" which contains statements such as:
• “the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency radiation as a 2B, possible human carcinogen“
• “Children are especially at risk.”
The open letter, a list of the 53 experts who signed it and their affiliations, and links to supplementary resources are available at:
I would hope there would at least be some discussion regarding this information.
"Democracy is a messy, inefficient form of government, but that's what we're stuck with." ~ Denise Connelly
What form of government would she prefer?
To whom have we entrusted our childrens' education?
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