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Subject: Vote No on SB246
Date: Tue Mar 08 14:23:49 MST 2016
Dear Utah House Members:
Please read the Op Ed in the Deseret News from Monday, March 7, 2016.
Below are multiple reasons to oppose SB246
1. It is an unethical money laundering scheme.
2. The Utah House has no business subsidizing a coal industry that is rapidly going bankrupt.
3. So often we hear that the free market should decide who our energy winners and losers are.
This is exactly the opposition of the free market.
4. Unveiling this bill at the last minute in the session was a deliberate strategy to avoid
proper public involvement in the process. When citizens see the legislature operate this way
it deepens the cynicism they feel about whether or not they are really being represented
on Capitol Hill.
5. California politicians and citizens will fight this to the bitter end, making the success of
the scheme extremely unlikely.
6. It was designed to enrich the very person that crafted it, Jeff Holt, making it one of
the most unethical bills the legislature has ever seen.
7. The climate crisis. The scientific world is virtually unanimous in warning us we must
abandon the use of fossil fuels, especially coal. Most reasonable people would heed their
warning, given what the experts are saying. But no person of common sense could
reasonably conclude there is absolutely no chance of serious global warming. If there
is even a small chance the scientists are right, the risks of ignoring their warning is simply too great.
Do the right thing, and help the world do everything possible to avoid an already
evolving climate disaster.
Dr. Brian Moench
President, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE)
On behalf of the 420 physicians who are members of UPHE