Karl Hanlon deserves support in challenging Scott Tipton

Friday, June 8, 2018 1:09 PM

Climate change is real and is a threat to our economy and our way of life.

It's time we had a member of Congress who not only believes that climate change is real, but who will DO something about it.

Rep. Scott Tipton is part of the problem, as he consistently supports the oil and gas industry and cares more about their financial support than our way of life in Colorado.

He has failed to recognize the consistent signs of the horrible tragedies such as the wildfires in California; hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria; the drought in Montana and the Dakotas; and now the unprecedented and "exceptional drought" in Southwest Colorado.

The Reagan White House discussed these threats posed by climate change in the 1980s.

Tipton refused to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, and supports the expansion of drilling in our public lands.

We need a person in the 3rd Congressional District who will be a leader in this area, and many others.

That person is Karl Hanlon, a rancher, water attorney, former park ranger, and an experienced leader in Colorado.

He has developed his seven-point climate plan, the details for which can be found at

I am convinced that Karl has the personal qualities, experience, commitment and passion necessary to represent our district.

And oh, by the way, he is not taking money from any PACs, only from the people of our district.

Please support him and return your ballot!!

Jigger Staby