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To those who want the I-70 expansion

Laura WheelockLakewood

This letter does not go out to everyone in Summit County. I know many people who live there are great and modest people. This is to those who agreed or would agree to the Interstate 70 expansion.I grew up in Clear Creek County my whole life, and I am a fourth generation of my family to live there consecutively. I understand that so many of Summit’s residents don’t understand what it is like to grow up in a small town and true community.I also realize that, obviously, many of you are perfectly OK with destroying the people of Clear Creek’s livelihoods. In your wealthy life, building a six-lane super highway is justified. I mean, all you all have to do is keep blowing up mountains and building your homes and businesses. The people of Clear Creek don’t have that option. Nor do they want it. You all may be able to pick up the pieces, and you may not mind sitting in a construction zone for 20 years. I guess I can also see why you would want to have more lanes … all you money-grubbing, Hummer-driving, land and life destroyers can all drive to the “true” mountains and do all the inconsiderate things you can to the quickly depleting wilderness of Colorado, and everyone will be able to see you drive your gas-guzzling, highly polluting Hummer (or insert your SUV of choice). Do you even realize what this will do to our air? Our land? One more thing, most people want to visit the mountains to see the unsurpassed beauty that lies in Colorado – not your SUV, not your 10,000-square-foot home and not you. Try to for once understand the destruction you are agreeing to and the lives you are OK with hurting.


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