Red-State Utah Embraces Plan To Tackle Climate Crisis In Surprise Shift

“Utah aims to reduce emissions over air quality concerns as other red states are also starting to tackle global heating”

“In a move to protect its ski slopes and growing economy, Utah – one of the reddest states in the nation – has just created a long-term plan to address the climate crisis.

And in a surprising turnaround, some of the state’s conservative leaders are welcoming it.

“If we don’t think about Utah’s long-term future, who will?” Republican state house speaker Brad Wilson said at a recent focus group to discuss the proposals.”

Andrea Smardon reports for the Guardian February 19, 2020.