When the American Lung Association rates Salt Lake County as the sixth worst air in the country, we need to take this seriously. We can’t wait until 2024 and be out of compliance according to the Department of Environmental Quality
• Fight to Improve Air Quality: As the mom of two Asthmatic children, Jacquelyn knows that clean, healthy air is vital to the future health and safety of all Utahns. She will fight to bring innovative, common-sense and proven solutions to the legislature to tackle our critical air quality concerns. Salt Lake County recently spent $70,000 on a pilot free fare ride day and the results were great! UTA had an extra 22,800 people riding transit that day and estimated to remove 17,560 cars off the road which means 200 fewer tons of greenhouse gas emissions. I would like to propose to take this state wide and propose to have 12 days and utilize them during sever Red air days. This is something all elected officials can get behind, especially since 48% of our bad air is caused by vehicles.
• Hold Environmental Law Breakers Accountable: All Utahns deserve clean air, clean water and a land free of dangerous pollution. She will be a staunch supporter to keep our rivers clean and hold polluters accountable for breaking our environmental laws.
• YES to Environmentally-Sound Public Policy: Water conservation, more aggressive recruitment for wind and solar industries to come to Utah. Currently the Bear River Project has a price tag of $2 billion, currently there is no need for such a large scale project, that we currently have no need for any of the projections that could back it. I will continue to support for alternative fuels and responsible management of our public lands are all vital to preserving and improving our quality of life.