NEWS: Climate Change Resolution Scales First Hurdle; Next One, A Full House Vote

Judy Fahys
February 15th, 2018

High-school students have been pushing Utah lawmakers for climate action in Utah for more than a year. And, on Thursday, a legislative panel voted to advance a climate-change resolution they helped to draft.

Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment are known for their conservative views on environmental issues. But, in Thursday’s hearing, they praised the students who spoke up on what’s been a hot-button issue in the past.

“I support HCR7 because it is the first step to creating a livable future for families all over the state,” said Mishka Banuri,  a junior at West High School in Salt Lake City. “I urge you to take charge in creating this livable future.”

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