It’s no surprise that clean air is the environmental issue on the Wasatch front.
We need ongoing realistic plans and policy to reduce overall emissions.
Check out the Clean Air Video.
Let's support energy initiatives and research developing carbon-free technologies required to improve air quality while considering the impact to rural Utah.
Did you know? U.S. cities consume approximately 75% of the nation’s energy and are responsible for a large share of
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
So, let's work on Wastach Front Clean Air:
• Provide incentives for electric, hybrid and stop-start technology vehicles.
• Build electric vehicle recharging stations across Utah.
• Increase electric and natural gas vehicle adoption by public fleets and replace Utah state owned vehicles with electric and natural gas vehicles. Utah's governmental bodies should be leading the way on converting its fleet of vehicles.
• Expand access to Tier 3 Fuel and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to reduce harmful air pollution. Tier 3 gas arrived in Utah November 2019 and only Silver Eagle, Marathon and Chevron refineries actually provide the gas. In vehicles made in 2017 or later, Tier 3 fuel can reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds up to 80%.
• Continued funding in Air Quality Research, answering questions such as:
What chemical reactions cause particulates impacting air quality?
How do we deploy new technologies to favorably impact air quality?
• Increase the number of Utah State telecommuting employees above the State's 30% goal: A NEW WORKPLACE - Modernizing Where, How, & When Utah Works
• Provide incentives to:
‣ replace wood burning fireplaces with gas fireplaces.
‣ exchange gas snow blowers and lawn mowers with electric.
• Expand the number of Free Ride Days on Frontrunner and Trax during winter months.
• Allow employers to deduct the cost of mass transit passes, bicycle commuting reimbursements, and van pooling benefits paid on behalf to their employees from corporate taxes paid.
Let's Talk the Great Outdoors
We need to maintain the quality of our outdoor recreational experience. Utah is famous for our outdoor culture, so let's protect it.