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"This plan puts front-and-center the fact that we do not have to choose between our economy and our health, and quality of life," she said. "In fact, the plan recognizes the immense economic benefits that comes with clean energy, both for our business community and everyday Utahns."
The Colorado-based Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development praised the idea of balancing protecting the environment with responsible energy development.
President Obama’s key points
Increase energy efficiency so cars get more miles per gallon, appliances use less electricity and businesses heat and cool with less power.
Have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency start setting greenhouse gas limits on new and existing power plants.
Strengthen the nation’s position as the world’s top natural gas producer to generate low-carbon power during its clean-energy transition.
Expand permitting for renewable energy projects like wind and solar on public lands.
"We just want to make sure it’s done thoughtfully," said Kate Zimmerman, the National Wildlife Federation’s public lands policy director. "We don’t want to repeat the mistakes of poorly planned oil and gas development that has threatened some of our most cherished wildlife and wild places."
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