DENVER -- A petition has been started on Change.org that urges Gov. John Hickenlooper to stop "all of these transplants from invading our state."
Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau said Denver is the fastest growing city in the nation among the 50 biggest cities. It has a population of 682,545, putting it as the country's 19th largest city.
Denver's population has increased 11 percent in the past five years.
The petition reads:
We are sick and tired of everyone flooding into our beautiful state and destroying it. I'm a 4th generation native and it has never been this bad in Colorado. The traffic is becoming unbearable my normal 20 minute drive to work now takes me almost 2 hours every morning. This is out of control and we must do something about it. Our beautiful state is being destroyed by these inconsiderate transplants. Several of our most beautiful destinations have been ruined. For instance Hanging Lake recently had to close down due to so much garbage on the trail. This is where we draw the line! Gov. John Hickenlooper it is time for you to show us that you really care about Colorado and stop all of these transplants from invading our state.