HB 77 http://utahpublicradio.org en Committee Rejects Climate Change Bill http://utahpublicradio.org/post/committee-rejects-climate-change-bill <p>Legislation that for the first time would have acknowledged the science of human-caused climate change by the government of the State of Utah was debated during a committee meeting on Monday, before being rejected on a 11-4 vote.</p><p>Republican representative Kraig Powell, of Heber, wants the state legislature to acknowledge the effects that climate change is having on wildfires in Utah.</p><blockquote><p>“What the bill does is - it authorizes the state division of forestry, fire and public lands to consider the effects of climate change on their efforts to develop and implement firefighting strategies.”</p></blockquote><p><br> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:55:09 +0000 Roger McDonough 19901 at http://utahpublicradio.org Committee Rejects Climate Change Bill