Priority 10. The Environment
During the past 12 years, the environment has always been on the lower end of the top 10 list of Utah voters, demonstrating a consistent but maybe not acute concern about their surroundings. Historically, air quality and the environment were a combined topic. This year, due to the high number of comments regarding air quality specifically, the topics were split in two. Figure 5 highlights what that split looked like in the overall list of priorities.
In the preliminary, open-response poll, a small number of respondents indicated that the environment was the greatest issue facing Utah. While most of these respondents did not go into detail about what that meant for them, several respondents indicated climate change and pollution.
The Environment Position in Utah Priorities
Briefs, Reports, and Blogs
Also, feel free to glance through some of our older reports and blogs about the environment.
- Bringing Air Quality Home: Reducing Residential Emissions
- Flowing Toward 2050: Utah’s Water Outlook
- The Air We Breathe: A Broad Analysis of Utah’s Air Quality and Policy Solutions
- Utah Priorities 2012, Issue #7: Environmental Issues
- Is the Price Finally Right? The Economics of Renewable Energy
- Addressing Utah’s Air Quality and Environmental Concerns
- Utah Thrives – Power Equipment and Air Quality
- Utah Thrives — Better Air Quality Begins at Home
- Utah Thrives — Legislative Action on Air Quality
- Legislature Looks at Property Taxes for Water Systems
- Waiting for Tier 3: How Soon Will Cleaner Gasoline Come to Utah?
- Hay! One Crop is Utah’s Biggest Water Consumer