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O2 UTAH REPORT CARD

During the 2022 Legislative Session, o2 Utah tracked 65 different bills.

The bills we tracked ranged from water conservation, renewable energy, air quality, public lands, natural resources, good governance, and voter access to the ballot.

Not only have we administered grades based on these 65 bills, we've also identified key players based on various categories. Skip ahead and take a look!

Not sure who you're looking for? No problem:

See how your legislators voted on key legislation during this year's legislative session! 

 

NOTEWORTHY TAKEAWAYS

LEADING THE WAY

 Senator Daniel Thatcher is leading the way with water and air policy within his respective chamber and caucus.

His dedication and leadership to our state’s air quality do not go unnoticed. We need more leaders like him to continue the path forward to clean air for all Utahns.

SENATOR DANIEL THATCHER
SENATE DISTRICT 12

Daniel Thatcher

MISSED THE MARK

 Representative Kera Birkeland has failed to provide her constituents access to the clean energy and air quality they want. Her unwillingness to work toward solutions for a healthier environment for her district has proved to be disappointing and problematic. This inaction has resulted in our proud endorsement of her primary opponent.

REPRESENTATIVE KERA BIRKELAND
HOUSE DISTRICT 4

Kera Birkeland

MOST IMPROVED

SENATOR
MIKE MCKELL
SENATE DISTRICT 7

C+ TO A-

Mike McKell

Senator Mike McKell stepped up to the plate, running some of the most critical bills on water conservation this year. Representative Matt Gwynn supported that movement along the way. Their improvement compared to last year’s report card was significant, and we look forward to working with them on innovative environmental policy in the coming year.

REPRESENTATIVE
MATT GWYNN
HOUSE DISTRICT 29

D TO B-

Matthew Gwynn

AIR QUALITY CHAMPIONS

While much of the focus of this year's legislature was on water, we also saw some progress on air quality thanks to these champions.

Here are some bills that passed both chambers and signed by the governor:

SENATOR KIRK CULLIMORE

SENATE DISTRICT 9

SB 188
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AMENDMENTS

Kirk Cullimore

Here are some great bills to be on the lookout for next year:

REPRESENTATIVE JEFFREY STENQUIST

HOUSE DISTRICT 51

HB 275
VEHICLE EMISSIONS REDUCTION PROGRAM

Jeffrey Stenquist
 

REACH OUT TO YOUR LEGISLATORS

If your legislators scored well with us, thank them and encourage them to continue working on important issues like air quality. If they scored poorly, ask them to do better by supporting the goals of Prosperity 2030 and fighting for clean, breathable air!