Recently, I sent a letter to this newspaper stating that, as an independent voter, I find that town hall meetings help me to decide how to vote. In response, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner emailed me a letter which stated, in part, “... H.J.Res.36, a resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the final BLM Methane and Waste Prevention rule. This resolution would use powers provided to Congress under the Congressional Review Act to nullify the BLM Methane and Waste Prevention rule. This legislation was passed in the House of Representatives on Feb. 3, 2017, and is waiting to be taken up in the Senate.
"Colorado has a history of working out unique solutions that meet the needs of our state, including regulating our methane emissions. Currently, Colorado has adopted a stronger methane rule that applies to federal lands, state lands and private lands, and that rule will remain in place should the BLM rule be nullified. Rest assured, I will keep your thoughts in mind should this legislation come to the Senate for a vote.”
Cory Gardner, I have one question: Since when does methane always influenced by wind currents stop at state borders? If you truly love and care about the state of Colorado, the land and the health of its citizens, you will not only vote against this bill, but get your fellow congressmen to understand the importance of this vote. Think of how history will judge you and your fellow congressmen. I will be phoning my congressmen.
Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer