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Letter: Young Utah conservatives ready for climate action

(Susan Walsh | AP) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., arrive before President Joe Biden signs the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.

The overwhelming majority of young, college-age Republicans are ready for conservative leadership on climate issues, which is why it has been gratifying to see Sen. Mitt Romney working in Washington on bipartisan legislation like the recently passed infrastructure package. Congress should continue to advance these kinds of forward-looking, pro-growth policies in order to protect Americans’ way of life, keep our economy strong, and preserve our natural resources for future generations.

Another area the infrastructure bill addresses — but that still needs further action on the part of lawmakers — is the need to increase investments in developing clean energy technologies. The bill that Sen. Romney helped craft does this by expanding our electric vehicle charging infrastructure and investing in emerging technologies, like carbon capture. These efforts will help us continue to reduce carbon emissions while empowering American businesses to innovate and help build a cleaner, stronger economy and future.

Young Republicans are increasingly concerned about climate change and clean energy — and we need to see more conservative leaders step up and advance pragmatic, practical solutions, just like Sen. Romney has with the recent infrastructure bill. Let’s keep working together across party lines to pass common sense climate-friendly policies that benefit us all.

Grayson Massey, Holladay

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