The Compact

UTAH CLIMATE & CLEAN AIR COMPACT

We, as leaders from business, government, faith, and civic institutions, care deeply about Utah’s future and the future of children here and around the globe. We join this Compact as responsible stewards. Climate change and air quality represent urgent challenges for our health, families, and economy. We call upon state and community leaders, members of Congress, businesses, and all Utahns to adopt the mileposts of the Utah Roadmap: Positive Solutions to Climate and Air Quality and these six principles:

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:  Poor air quality has an immediate impact on the health of Utah families, especially our most vulnerable communities. Climate change poses a large and growing threat to the health and prosperity of Utah communities and beyond. We ask Utahns to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and criteria pollutants in a manner that lifts all communities. The next ten years are critical.

CLIMATE AND AIR QUALITY:  Many strategies – such as improving energy efficiency, reducing auto emissions, developing transit and active transportation systems, and advancing innovative energy solutions – benefit both air quality and our climate. This clean air-climate connection provides common ground for action. We affirm we can make progress by addressing both.

ECONOMY: Important industries such as agriculture, tourism/winter recreation, technology, and energy will benefit from Utah’s climate and clean air leadership. Salt Lake City’s selection as the U.S. bid city for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games provides an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment by taking decisive action to reduce emissions.

RE-ENERGIZE UTAH: Efforts to address climate change and air quality are leading to rapid advancements in technology and a global economic and energy revolution. This revolution will touch every aspect of our lives and economy and create new opportunities for innovation as we achieve a resilient, clean, and affordable energy future. Utah is in a unique position to seize these opportunities through our robust solar energy industry and our abundant clean energy resources.

RURAL UTAH:  The energy transition poses challenges for rural Utah communities. We urge the state to prioritize economic development and investment in rural areas impacted by changing energy markets.

LEADERSHIP AND THE UTAH WAY: Utahns have a proud history of leading on and investing in challenging issues with collaborative solutions. Whether it is refugee resettlement, immigration reform, anti-discrimination, quality growth, fiscal responsibility, or religious freedom, Utah leads. We enthusiastically support applying “The Utah Way” to make our climate and air quality leadership another Utah success story.

Signatories

Salt Lake County Council

Point of the Mountain State Land Authority

Proterra Electric Buses

Action Utah

Wasatch Front Regional Council

Young Conservatives for Carbon Dividends

Envision Utah

Utah Transit Authority

Citizens Climate Lobby

United Way of Salt Lake

The Summit Group

Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Episcopal Diocese of Utah

Walker Edison

Community Foundation of Utah

Okland Construction

Wheeler Machinery Co.

Ski Butlers

Utah Transit Authority

Adventure Athlete

Summit County Council

Gardner Company

2019 Rhodes Scholar from Utah

Ivory Homes

Head Consul of Mexico in Utah

Dominion Energy

Snowbird

Utah Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

City of Moab

Vivint Solar

Goldman Sachs

Cotopaxi

Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Enterprises

Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

Western Rural Development Center

Provo City

St. George Chamber of Commerce

Retired Journalist and Chair of the Envision Utah Board

Westminster College

Weber State University

Salt Lake Community College

University of Utah Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Laura Nelson

Green Hydrogen Coalition

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare

Salt Lake County Environmental Health

University of Utah

Sorenson Capital

Rio Tinto

Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Provo City Council

Jones Waldo

Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Mercato Partners

Packsize International

Dugout Ranch

Former Governor of Utah

Masjid Al-Noor Mosque

Utah Inland Port Authority

35th Mayor of Salt Lake City

The Boyer Company

Utah Black Chamber of Commerce

Skullcandy

Public Land Solutions

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Wasatch Residential Group

Squatters Brewery

Sorenson Impact

Utah Public Service Commission

Davis School District Board of Education

Intercap Lending Inc.

Brendle Group

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

The Muller Company

Park City Community Foundation

Gardner Company

Wasatch Global Investors

Utah Policy.com

Colliers International Intermountain

The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Neighborworks Salt Lake

City of South Jordan

Salt Lake City

City of Millcreek

Salt Lake County

World Trade Center Utah

University of Utah

Community Advocate

Calvary Baptist Church

Christ United Methodist Church

Women's Leadership Institute

Black Diamond

Specific Performance Inc.

Utah State University

University of Utah

Brigham Young University

University of Utah

Utah State University

Congregation Kol Ami

34th Mayor of Salt Lake City and Executive Director of The Central Wasatch Commission

Cicero Group

Former State Representative

Calvary Baptist Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

NuSkin Enterprises

Campbell Scientific

Utah Clean Energy

Zions Bank

Utah State Senate

Provo City Council

Salt Lake County Council

Suazo Business Center

Utah State Legislature

ETC Group of Companies

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Public Service Commission

The Salt Lake Tribune

Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Family Foundation

Renewable Tech Ventures

Petzl America

Love Communications

Hunter Defense Technologies

Hunt Electric Inc.

Salt Lake City Office of Sustainability

Owner, CW Management Corporation

The Climate Challenge

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Leverage agile frameworks to provide a robust synopsis for high level overviews. Iterative approaches to corporate strategy foster collaborative thinking to further the overall value proposition. Organically grow the holistic world view of disruptive innovation via workplace diversity and empowerment.