The good news is that we have cost effective solutions today to cut methane and air pollution. Forward thinking companies in the oil and gas industry use a variety of technologies to find and fix methane leaks such as optical gas imaging cameras that can see methane, continuous emissions monitoring systems installed on site, or aerial or drone monitoring.
Weber State University hosted a “Solve Climate 2030” event on Wednesday, April 7, which featured Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact leaders Congressman John Curtis and Vicki Bennett of Salt Lake City Sustainability, as well as Olivia Suarez of SUWA and Tom Holst of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, in a good faith discussion about climate action and what it means for Utah students and communities.
We had a great conversation with the former Congressman Ryan Costello and Catrina Rorke, the Vice President for Policy, about the Climate Leadership Council’s Baker Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan, a carbon pricing proposal that would price carbon emissions and return the proceeds back to households in the form of a dividend.
Utahns must be good stewards of the environment we have inherited. We owe it to our state’s future and our children’s future to take decisive action to curb carbon emissions. The best way to accomplish this is for Utah to lead and champion solutions that both parties can support. That is why I support the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan.
More than 100 state leaders from across the political spectrum gathered virtually Wednesday morning to sign, what they are calling, the first-ever Utah Climate and Clean Air Compact — urging the state to become a national leader on climate action.
Dozens of Utah’s most influential people — including politicians, businesspeople and faith leaders — joined in an online event Wednesday to acknowledge the dangers of climate change and air pollution as well as committing to change.