slow down on drilling, the next generation of leaders, an oath to defend the U.S. – The Denver Post

Decelerate drilling on public lands to sluggish local weather change

Re: “Take a breather on public oil and gasoline leases,” Nov. 24 editorial

Due to the editorial board for its name to “Take a breather on public oil and gasoline leases.”

Because the editorial factors out, the Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Administration has been operating roughshod over the issues of Colorado’s residents and elected officers in its rush to lease public land and minerals for fracking. That’s why my group, the Heart for Organic Variety, efficiently sued the company to cease it from chopping the general public out of leasing choices.

Federal leases result in everlasting harm for neighboring communities, air and water high quality, and wildlife like mule deer and sage grouse. However there’s one more reason to pause.

New federal studies present fossil-fuel leasing on public land accounts for 25 p.c of U.S. greenhouse gasoline emissions, fueling drought, wildfire and diminished snowpack.

New fossil gasoline leasing on public land is incompatible with a livable local weather for our kids.

Michael Saul, Denver

Trying to the following technology of leaders

In The Denver Publish, an advert for the College of Denver’s College School says there are 5 abilities wanted by millennial leaders: world perspective, ethics, innovation, collaboration and keenness.

It simply made me consider our leaders in Washington, D.C., within the Catholic church, in a lot of the establishments reported on within the Publish. Possibly these leaders have ardour, however ethics, collaboration, world perspective and innovation are noticeably missing.

Right here’s hoping the millennials study these abilities after which use them.

Or is it pie-in-the-sky pondering that sometime these abilities will outline our management as a substitute of their antithesis?

Cynthia Fite, Lakewood

An oath to defend the U.S.

Re: “Pointless (and unlawful),” Dec. 2 column

I take umbrage at The Denver Publish’s Dec. 2 Perspective main web page article, “Pointless (and unlawful)” concerning the president of the USA’ use of navy and power to stem the flood of unlawful aliens entry into this sovereign nation.

I’m sure that eight U.S.C. 1182(f) was learn and re-read however to not your satisfaction. As a fight veteran with 23 years of service, I fought for the residents of THIS nation before everything. Liberal speaking heads don’t appear to get it. Effectively, get this:

“At any time when the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the USA could be detrimental to the pursuits of the USA, he could by proclamation, and for such a interval as he shall appear crucial, droop the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restriction he could deem to be acceptable.”

The president took the identical oath I did: “I do solemnly swear to guard and defend.” I want politicians would stay as much as the oath they took, and editorial writers additionally …

George E. Mayl, Denver

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