This year's Legislative Session started like past sessionwith numerous inversions that came with calls for immediate action to our elected officials. The inversions however, were followed with blue skies and, unfortunately, a lessened sense of urgency from the public. To our benefit this year, better air outside did not lead to inaction inside the Capitol.
We cannot legislate our way to clean air, but the Legislature does play a role. Businesses, citizens and government share the air we breathe, and therefore share the responsibility for improving it. Utahns should recognize our legislators and governor for engaging and making progress on many clean air fronts.
A record number of proposals were heard on Capitol Hill and more than $4.6 million was allocated to various clean air initiatives.