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O2 UTAH POLICIES
WE'RE ENACTING CHANGE WITH BOLD ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
During the 2023 legislative session, HB 220 (Emissions Reduction Amendments) passed the legislature. Phase 1 of Prosperity 2030, HB 220 sets a standard for bromine and other halogen emissions that could reduce our inversion up to 25%.
Our legislative framework, Prosperity 2030 aims to reduce emissions by 50% along the Wasatch Front by 2030. Prosperity 2030 is a series of bills targeting pollution from transportation, buildings, point sources, and more.
We draft legislation and pitch it to key members of the legislature for their sponsorship.
We use our volunteer network to conduct citizen lobbying.
We use our field representatives to educate key districts and then conduct citizen lobbying.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN UTAH
BY 50% BY 2030.
WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER, AND WE ALL DESERVE THE FREEDOM TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR.
Air quality along the Wasatch Front is killing us and our economy. We lose up to three years of our lives simply by breathing the air of northern Utah. Our economy loses $2 billion annually in direct and indirect impacts from pollution. For these reasons and countless more, we must take action on our state's air quality crisis.
Isabella Errigo is a BYU graduate and the lead author of "Human Health and Economic Costs of Air Pollution in Utah: An Expert Assessment," the only Utah-specific study on air pollution, its toll on human life, and its cost to our economy. She sat down with our Executive Director, David Garbett, to discuss the harsh reality we're facing and why we need to take action for our families, our friends, our neighbors,
S.B.188 Energy Efficiency Amendments
During the 2022 legislative session, we helped pass S.B. 188 — Energy Efficiency Amendments.
The bill's two main accomplishments were centered around home appliances and transportation to reduce emissions and improve air quality.
S.B. 188 set a framework for Dominion Energy to work with low-income households on transferring out furnaces and other appliances for lower emissions options.
Additionally, the bill permitted the state to transfer state vehicles to electric or low-emission options if federal funds exist.
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