HEAL Utah Applauds Climate Change Provisions in The Inflation Reduction Act, Urges Local Officials to Work on Local Solutions.

August 16,2022

HEAL Utah Applauds Climate Change Provisions in The Inflation Reduction Act, Urges Local Officials to Work on Local Solutions.

“This bill should mark the start of a new opportunity to finally prioritize our health and our environment as a nation.”

CONTACTS: 

 Meisei Gonzalez: Meisei@healutah.org 

Salt Lake City, Utah — Today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. After the signature, HEAL Utah Executive Director Lexi Tuddenham issued the following statement:

“Today’s historic passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will help put our nation on the right path to emission reductions by significantly investing in climate solutions and community resilience.”

“While it is far from perfect, we applaud the provisions included in the bill to support communities who have disproportionately felt the impacts of climate change and to encourage our elected officials to continue innovating ways to address the challenges these vulnerable communities face.”

“We also understand that this legislation isn’t a cure-all for climate change. Local municipalities and Utah as a whole must commit to protecting all residents’ health and quality of life by developing and implementing locally adapted solutions.” 

“And as an organization, HEAL is committed to collaborating with community members, elected officials, and experts to help Utahns adapt to and mitigate continuing impacts from climate change.”

“This bill should mark the start of a new opportunity to finally prioritize our health and our environment as a nation.”

About HEAL Utah

The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah: The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) has been an environmental advocacy organization, watchdog, and strategic influencer in Utah since 1999. By empowering grassroots advocates, using science-based solutions, and developing common-sense policy, HEAL has a track record of tackling some of the biggest threats to Utah’s environment and public health — and succeeding. The organization focuses on clean air, energy and climate, and radioactive waste. HEAL uses well-researched legislative, regulatory, and individual responsibility approaches to create tangible change and then utilizes grassroots action to make it happen. www.healutah.org.