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Lawrence J. Brick

This is in response to the article about Sen. Campbell1s visit and his failure to support clean energy solutions. I1m from Philadelphia and come to this area two or three times a year to ski.

I can remember one summer I visited Colorado before the fall elections in which Reagan was elected president. I was admiring the push for alternative energy solutions by our federal government and there were federal facilities in Colorado to provide information for energy alternatives to oil.

This was around the time of the oil crisis when there were long lines and gas prices were around $2 per gallon. At that time the federal offices in Colorado had loads of information about the use of solar energy for heating homes and in other parts of the country there was information about harnessing wind to generate electricity. I commented to my wife at that time that the oil companies own Reagan and that if Reagan is elected, these federal offices will close and the tax credits for purchasing alternative source of energy will be eliminated and oil will once again be king or the black gold of this country.

Sure enough by the time I returned to play in Colorado the following summer, the federal government, under the corporations that owned President Reagan and Congress, eliminated the tax credits, the federal offices described above closed, and businesses offering alternative energy sources went out of business. If one looks at history, the Republican party is notorious for being owned by big business and in protecting their profits.

Your U.S. senator is a Republican and follows party line. If you Colorado citizens really want to protect the environment and stop the drilling for more oil, then you must study the candidates record and stand and vote for the person that supports environmentally friendly energy solutions.


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