April 6, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "Half truths and whole lies"

A special thank you goes out to Ken Neubecker of Carbondale for once again his voice of reason alongside his courage to speak in a manner that the apparent deaf just might hear.  The folks think that's called "effective communication".

Ken Neubecker:
"I would like to dispel another mean-spirited rumor. Neither I, nor anyone I know, is on the payroll of any particular wealthy individual. There is no imaginary puppet master pulling the strings of hydro plant opponents.

Most of the people opposing the project are long-term, even lifelong, full-time, hard working residents of Aspen who simply care deeply about these two streams. Many of us initially thought if anyone could do hydro right it would be Aspen. When we started looking more deeply and asking questions we ran into a wall of deceptions. It was very disheartening, and still is. There is nothing new or precedent setting in this ill-conceived project. It’s just another costly and destructive 19th century hydroelectric project. Aspen is hardly being a leader; in fact it is doing the opposite.

Let’s return to an open, civil discussion of the whole and real facts, in a true context of the situation. Deliberate distortions, paranoia and baseless fear mongering do nothing to further the goals of truly green renewable energy that we all share...."  (Read the rest of the letter?  Click title)

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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