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Gary Herbert on Environment

 

 


Re-opened National Parks during 2013 shutdown

I see the Utah spirit as we set aside differences and work together for the common good. I witnessed this firsthand in the Fall of 2013. The gateway communities for our national parks were facing millions of dollars of lost revenue if the parks stayed closed as part of the federal government shutdown.

We immediately reached out to the Interior Secretary. And I still remember vividly our first conversation. She agreed that it would be best for the parks to reopen but that nothing could be done.

My response was "rather than talk about what we can't do, let's talk about what we can do." And within 72 hours from that call, with the support of local communities and legislative leadership the parks reopened and the tourists returned.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Utah Legislature , Jan 4, 2017

Push refineries to produce cleaner fuel

Our environmental challenges won't be solved with hyperbole or misinformation. We must invest our limited resources in programs and technology that will actually work, not just rhetoric that ignores common sense. That's why I am continuing to push for our refineries to produce much cleaner Tier 3 fuel as soon as possible. This is one of the most effective steps we can take to improve air quality.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Utah legislature , Jan 27, 2016

Utah must commit to protecting its natural resources

We are currently enjoying a wet winter, but we know from history it may not always be that way. We are currently enjoying a wet winter, but we know from history it may not always be that way. That's why my budget also calls for funds to help find long-term solutions to our water supply to accommodate future needs. We must make an individual and collective commitment to be good stewards of our land, our air and our water.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Utah legislature , Jan 27, 2016

Balance land use between recreation and development

Governor Herbert announced that Utah has filed suit asking the court to invalidate Secretarial Order 3310 which created a "Wild Lands" designation for public lands. In Utah, our lands have supported a strong energy development industry and a vibrant outdoor recreation industry. They can continue to do so if all stakeholders are allowed to collaborate. This Order will harm Utah's economy. Corporations will not invest resources to prepare new bids in an unsteady regulatory environment.
Source: 2011 Utah gubernatorial press release #4745 , Apr 29, 2011

Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity.

Herbert signed Letter from Governors in US and Canada to Pres. Obama

Dear Mr. President,

We respectfully urge you to move forward on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The energy relationship between the US and Canada is vital to the future of both our countries.

We consider the Keystone XL Pipeline fundamentally important to the future economic prosperity of both the US and Canada.
Source: Letter from Governors 13-KeyXL-G on Jan 17, 2013

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