Target: US Congress,
US Congress will be voting on President’s Obama’s FY 2016 budget bill in late August. This budget includes $92M for Regional Transport District (RTD), Denver, Colorado, FasTrack Southern Rail project.
A colony of prairie dogs (a keystone species) living at 10030 Trainstation Circle, Lonetree will be killed by RTD within the next few days for a parking garage. Part of that $92 will be used to cover this cost.
We believe that RTD had no intention of relocating the colony as they claimed. They failed to inform advocates in a timely manner so that advocates can explore relocation sites for the prairie dogs nor did they make further attempts to look for alternative relocation sites after their relocation request was denied by Colorado Park and Wildlife back in January 2016. We have petitioned, urged and begged RTD to delay their Southern Rail extension in Lonetree to allow advocate group more time to relocate but they have refused.
RTD have been very reckless and irresponsible in their actions and should not be entrusted with our tax dollars. Our tax dollars should not be used to kill innocent animals, especially a keystone species, not when relocation is possible.
Join me and insist that the US Congress vote NO to the $92M.
Thank you for you support.