Right now, leaders in Congress are developing proposals for federal infrastructure investments—from bridges and roads to water and electricity systems—and the policies and investments necessary to make our communities healthy, safe, and vibrant. We must ensure that our leaders include science-based standards that reflect the changing climate and the urgent need to transition to clean energy.
Climate change not only threatens lives, it causes economic losses and damage to infrastructure, homes and the agricultural community. But investing now in solutions to mitigate the causes and impacts of climate change can boost our economy, create jobs, reduce security concerns and build for a strong and resilient future.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Call on your members of Congress to ask for new infrastructure policies that focus on clean energy to address climate change and build modern, clean, and resilient communities.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City)
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)
Rep. Rob Bishop (Congressional District 1): 202-225-0453 (DC) // 801-625-0107 (Ogden)
Rep. Chris Stewart (Congressional District 2): 202-225-9730 (DC) // 801-364-5550 (SLC) // 435-627-1500 (St. George)
Rep. John Curtis (Congressional District 3): (202) 225-7751 (DC) // (801) 851-2500 (Provo)
Rep. Ben McAdams (Congressional District 4): 202-225-3011 (DC) // 801-999-9801 (West Jordan)
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Suggested Talking Points
- 71% of Utahns believe in climate change. In 2018 our state legislature passed a resolution (HCR7) acknowledging climate change and committing to support viable and innovate solutions that enlarge our economy. In 2019 the state legislature passed a resolution (HCR2) to promote the development of renewable energy in Utah’s rural counties.
- Last month the Pentagon ranked Utah’s Hill Air Force Base as the most vulnerable in the nation in climate change, citing threats to the base from potential for wildfire, flooding, drought and desertification.
- Our country needs comprehensive infrastructure solutions that look to the future and invest in real opportunities to increase access to reliable and affordable clean energy, while also reducing our vulnerability to extreme weather and a changing climate.
- Infrastructure solutions should bring our district benefits including jobs, public health, and safety.