August 27, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

Utah Republicans lead way on Cleaner Air

Utah State Senator Curtis Bramble participated in a 2012 tour of Germany's clean energy economy that was coordinated by ConservAmerica.

Utah State Senator Curtis Bramble participated in a 2012 tour of Germany’s clean energy economy that was coordinated by ConservAmerica.

Utah’s state legislature has one of the highest proportion of Republican lawmakers of any state. When a leading business executive like Johnathon Johnson (EVP, overstock.com) feels compelled to write a letter to the editor commending the legislature for its work on clean air issues, it is important news for us to share with you!

“This year, the Utah state Legislature took several steps to advance clean air in our valleys — more than in previous years. For that, I heartily commend it.”

Click Deseret News to read the full letter.

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  1. Here’s an important statement from the article.

    “because our polluted air results from what economists call “a tragedy of the commons” in which individuals, acting independently and rationally according to each person’s self-interest, behave contrary to the whole group’s long-term best interests by depleting some common resource (in this case, clean air), government does have a role in crafting solutions.”

    The bottom line of that statement means free markets don’t always work to solve pollution problems.

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