Environment: Too often the environment takes a back seat to development or other economic interests. Our representative in the legislature must work to bring greater balance to all environmental issues we in District 28 are concerned about.
We need to protect our environment. We have unique beauty in Utah but those
natural resources bring singular challenges. Improving the air quality along the Wasatch front is
basic to good health as well as an aesthetic priority. We must temper property development with
reasonable measures to protect our canyons and open spaces. Intelligent and creative tax
policies and incentives can encourage individuals and businesses to engage in greener practices.
We can also implement tax policies and incentives to encourage use of solar, wind, geothermal
and clean coal resources. Utah can be a leader in reducing our debilitating dependence on