Leia Larsen, Standard Examiner
Local lawmakers, regulators, planners, businesses, utility managers and energy producers met this week to spread a message: Economic growth and environmental protection aren’t mutually exclusive goals in Utah.
The state’s first Utah Air and Energy Symposium, moderated by the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, packed a day with discussions about future transportation, energy development and federal regulatory hurdles.
The idea is to keep industry booming while tackling the air quality issues looming.
“Although it’s nice to be recognized for our healthy economy,” said Gov. Gary Herbert, “we don’t want to bury our head in the sand and act like somehow, we don’t have challenges going forward.” (…)
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