I was angry and disappointed to hear Rep. Scott Tipton voted against the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (“CORE Act passes House with bipartisan support,” Oct. 31).
The bill provides a designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation areas and conservation areas in Colorado. Wild spaces of habitat are key for healthy populations of game and fish.
What was Tipton thinking? Even the group Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship endorsed the bill. I question Tipton’s “representative” title, given his No vote.
Tipton’s voting record for environmental issues is tracked by the League of Conservation Voters. His lifetime score is only 7%, out of a possible 100%. His website states his commitment to open spaces, responsible conservation and outdoor recreation. At least he is good at giving lip service.