January 24, Legislative Update & Action Alert 2021 General Legislative Session Issue #1

Full report attached: General Legislative Session Issue #1, January 24, 2021
ACTION ALERT!

New Governor Spencer Cox is pushing a proposed merger of DNR and DEQ. It’s a terrible idea for a whole host of reasons, starting with the very different missions of the departments. DNR is primarily responsible for putting natural resources to “beneficial use”; DEQ’s role is to protect the public health. Many view this move as a hostile takeover by DNR that will diminish the role of DEQ.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2021/01/14/do es-plan-merge-utahs/

Call the Governor’s Office (801.538.1000) and express your opposition to this ill-advised effort. Urge the Governor to withdraw this bill proposal and call for an independent study of the issue for the rest of 2021.

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Legislative Update #1-January 24, 2021