Someone monkey wrenched with Aspen’s natural gas pumping station over the Christmas weekend leaving thousands of privileged people shivering in the cold, reduced to using electric space heaters to heat their mansions and condos.
The culprit left behind a calling card, scribbling “Earth First!” with a Sharpie pen on a gas pipe.
As far-left radical environmental groups go, Earth First! is at the top of the list and has a reputation for non-violent acts of disobedience they hope will protect the planet by returning us all to the stone ages.
Wrecking natural gas lines that deliver fuel produced through fracking is exactly something Earth First! would do.
Especially to Aspen hypocrites who oppose fracking and fund groups like Earth First! to sabotage, well, their natural gas pumping stations.
Yet Aspenites are in deep denial, as demonstrated by Pitkin County Commissioner Patti Clapper:
“Someone is looking to make a statement of some kind.”
Aspenites aren’t even willing to call the attack on their heating supply an “attack.” They prefer the term vandalism. At least until a suspect is arrested. If it turns out the culprit was a Trump supporter, we’re guessing this becomes an act of terrorism.
News reports say 3,500 homes and businesses were affected by the Saturday night incident.
No word yet on when heat will be restored.