News: Two groups flunk Utah Legislature for 2016 action on environment

Emma Penrod
The Salt Lake Tribune
April 14, 2016

Environmental advocates awarded Utah lawmakers more “A” grades on their report cards for the 2016 legislative session, but overall, they said, Utah’s leaders still aren’t keen on green legislation.

The Sierra Club and HEAL Utah both produced scorecards “grading” lawmakers according to whether they voted for bills the advocacy groups believed would improve the environment, and against those that would harm it. The Sierra Club failed both the House and Senate, with average scores of 44 and 54 percent, respectively. HEAL Utah was a little more generous, giving the House an average score of 69 percent and the Senate a 73.

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