With more than a dozen air quality bills before the Legislature, you probably thought something might get passed to begin fixing the smog problem.
Wake up! With bills like SB139 from Wayne Harper Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, being introduced, the writing is on the wall—the Legislature is clueless, inept or worse. Considering Harper's bill would quadruple the fee to register a hybrid vehicle and triple the fee for a natural gas or electric vehicle, you've got to be wondering what those guys up there are thinking.
A 3,000-strong rally is apparently ignorable.
So, if you're tired of gagging on air muck and worring about the long-term health effects on your health, you might have to do something yourself. Start by moseying up the Hill after work Wednesday for Green Lobby Night. HEAL Utah will give you some tools.
* A summary of key bills upcoming this session
* Pointers on how to yank on the Legislature's levers of power (so to speak) through face-to-face lobbying, emails, phone calls, social media, paying golfing fees and sitting in on committee meetings (they hate that).
Wednesday (Feb. 12), 6:30 p.m.
Room 130, Utah State Capitol (the Capitol is that white dome north of downtown you can barely make out on bad-air days.)