BEFORE 7:30A TOMORROW! Pass this resolution for a bipartisan federal climate solution!

Ask legislators on the Senate Business and Labor Committee to vote YES on SCR 12 to support a bipartisan federal climate solution!

In 2018, the Utah Legislature passed H.C.R. 7 on Environmental and Economic Stewardship acknowledging climate change and prioritizing the use of sound science and innovative solutions to address the causes and issues presented by a changing climate. One of those innovative solutions is a federal carbon dividend — a market-friendly climate solution that taxes carbon dioxide emissions from energy producers and returns the revenue to the taxpayers. The effect? A carbon dividend will slash emissions in half by 2035, harnessing the free market to accelerate new innovation, technological development, and economic growth.
 
SCR 12 Concurrent Resolution on Climate Action calls on Utah’s Congressional delegation to support this bipartisan federal climate solution.
 
SCR 12 will be head in committee Thursday morning. Contact the legislators on the Senate Business and Labor Committee BEFORE 7:30A and ask them to vote YES on SCR 12!

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What would SCR 12 Concurrent Resolution Concerning Climate Action do?

  • Expresses Utah’s support for federally directed action on climate change.
  • Calls on Utah’s Congressional delegation to support a bipartisan carbon dividend bill.
  • Recognizes the importance of mitigating climate change, while also growing the economy and improving our standard of living.
  • Positions Utah as a leader in the national climate discussion. This bill is part of a wave of climate solutions currently moving through the Utah legislature.
  • Signals to the renewable energy industry that Utah is open for business.
(Remember to personalize your comments for the greatest impact! Why do YOU support this proposal?)

  • A carbon dividend will slash emissions in half by 2035, harnessing the free market to accelerate new innovation, technological development, and economic growth.
  • Carbon dividends are a bipartisan market-friendly climate solution supported by 3,500 United States economists, 4 former Chairs of the Federal Reserve, 27 Nobel Laureate Economists and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisors. It will grow the economy by spurring new investments in green technology.
  • Utahns support climate solutions. Envision Utah’s 2014 Utah Values Survey shows that 4 of 5 Utahns are concerned with Global Warming, and a 2019 Colorado College State of the Rockies report shows that 60% of Utahns believe climate change is a very or extremely serious problem. A recent poll shows that a majority of Utahns support moving away from coal-fired power plants towards renewable energy.
  • Renewable energy is rapidly dropping in price and is frequently cheaper than traditional energy sources. For example, the price of solar power has dropped 36% over the last 5 years. Transitioning away from coal and fossil fuels will save consumers money.
  • Warming temperatures threaten our already-arid state with drought. This jeopardizes farmers and fragile ecosystems statewide and imperils the vital snowpack that provides water to the majority of the state’s population and supports a billion-dollar winter sports industry.
  • A changing climate will increase the frequency of destructive natural disasters, such as flash floods and wildfires.
  • The combustion of fossil fuels is a fundamental cause of the rampant incidence of respiratory illness along the Wasatch Front. Taxing carbon dioxide emissions will also reduce emissions of pollutants such as NOx, PM2.5, ozone, and SO2.
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