Pew report finds Utah doing a good job 'managing uncertainty'

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  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 7:19 a.m.

    One area that Utah is taking a slow response to is California's cutting off of its coal contracts from Utah by 2027. California is racing to procure 33 percent of its electricity from price-stable, clean energy, and this has led it to seek out renewable energy sources across the West. This will have a devastating effect not just on Utah's coal mining, but in all the industries related to it, from railroads to trucking to utility energy production.

    While Utah policymakers may believe in the "free market" to handle such shifts, from a Utah economy perspective, the state government should be thinking about these workers and citizens for the disruption that is clearly on the horizon and seeking out strategies to help diversify Utah's coal country economy.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 4:52 a.m.

    To think that they are in dept, just blows my mind.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 4:42 a.m.

    When ya got Toxic wast, nuclear wast and oil, all paying ya money I want to know why there is any taxes. We have every kind of tax and fees there is, being increased every year. even when property value is down taxes goes up.