In Utah, two state lawmakers are pushing resolutions that would acknowledge climate change is real and urge the state to take action. The resolution offered by Rep. Becky Edwards (R-North Salt Lake) specifically express commitment to “conservative environmental stewardship” and the need to address climate change as a matter of national security. The version offered by Rep. Ray Ward (R-Bountiful) “urges individuals and corporation to conserve energy.” Ward noted that the last time the state addressed a climate change resolution was 2010, when it called for EPA to end its carbon dioxide reduction regulations “until climate data and global warming science are substantiated.”
“Given that that was our last statement, to me that means it’s time to think about it again,” Ward said.
In Washington, DC, Utah’s Rep. Mia Love serves on the House Climate Solutions Caucus