Salt Lake County signs compact for Utah to be ‘pragmatic’ leader in climate change

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to join Mayor Jenny Wilson in signing onto a proclamation solidifying their commitment to responsible policies around climate change and clean air.
The proclamation adds county officials to a list of over 100 Utah leaders who came together in a virtual event last week to sign the inaugural Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact — a document encouraging the red state of Utah to be a “pragmatic trailblazer” among conservative states in addressing climate change and clean air solutions.
The Salt Lake County proclamation was supported by Democrats and Republicans alike on the council. They joined the ranks of a bipartisan coalition that includes U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat, and U.S. Rep. John Curtis, a Republican.
The compact’s signers commit their support to climate and clean air solutions and milestones laid out in “The Utah Roadmap: Positive Solutions on Climate and Air Quality,” a document produced by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute last year using funding provided by the state Legislature. The roadmap is meant to assist with making policy to improve air quality and address the causes and impacts of climate change.
Using that …

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