Ask your state House rep to pass HB 59!
Air pollution is a top issue for Utahns, and vehicles currently produce more emissions than any other source at 42% of total emissions. Heavy duty vehicles are expensive fuel guzzlers, using as much fuel as what is needed to power 26 passenger vehicles and producing even greater emissions. According to the Utah Foundation’s 2019 report Driving Toward a Cleaner Future, these vehicles contribute anywhere from one third to one half of vehicle emissions in Utah. Heavy duty vehicles generally use diesel engines, which emit dangerous pollutants, nitrogen oxides, carbon, and high levels of particulates.
HB 59 is a good, bipartisan bill that would extend a pre-existing tax cut to encourage the purchase of more alternative fuel heavy duty vehicles instead of heavy emitters.
Simply click “Start Writing” to ask legislators to vote YES on HB 59.