Letter to the editor: This development is a type of cancer

Posted 11/25/20

 

Last week, the Denver Post reported: “Thornton warns of looming water shortages that could hamper long-term growth in the northern suburb” by John Aguilar. 

I responded …

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Letter to the editor: This development is a type of cancer

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Last week, the Denver Post reported: “Thornton warns of looming water shortages that could hamper long-term growth in the northern suburb” by John Aguilar. 
I responded with: To continue to grow population beyond the “carrying capacity” of our water, energy and resources illustrates the height of intellectual arrogance in Colorado, as well as the rest of the United States. 
Exponential growth in Denver imitates the growth of a cancer cell. It, too, continues to grow aberrantly until it kills its host. At Colorado’s current 2 percent growth rate, it will house 30 to 40 million people within 80 years. Such numbers will crush our wilderness, destroy our mountains, stomp on our quality of life and eradicate our standard of living. Such growth will ensure breathing toxic air 24/7 by all residents, endless gridlocked traffic and total ruination of weekend camping or ski trips into the mountains. 
Exactly why does Golden’s mayor, or any mayor, governor or city council want to bring that future upon the citizens of this state? Can you give one good reason to bequeath such a miserable future upon future generations? And, where do you think it will all end when that last drop of water is squeezed out of the mountains?
Frosty Wooldridge,
Golden

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