Air quality is an issue that no resident of Salt Lake City can ignore, and it calls for real action. Since 50% of our pollution comes from vehicles, offering people the choice of clean public transit will make a real difference. Clean energy production is also key, as nearly 40% of our bad air is caused by the energy consumption of buildings and homes. While conservation must continue, real progress requires that we challenge the energy production monopoly of Rocky Mountain Power.
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If SLC leads the way in offering clean energy options, like clean energy buyers clubs (Community Choice Aggregation), and loans from the city to put solar on every roof (which can be paid back with energy savings), we can make a real difference in the air we breathe. By forming a coalition of clean-air cities along the Wasatch Front to demonstrate and advocate for a clean-air future, moving toward the state-level policy changes that we need. A Garrott administration will act with the urgency that this crisis in public health and economic development requires.
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