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Critics Say Global Warming Pact Could Hurt Utah's Economy

Critics Say Global Warming Pact Could Hurt Utah's Economy



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(KSL News) Governor Jon Huntsman has signed a green initiative to fight global warming, but Utah's industry leaders say the pact could hurt the state's economy.

Currently, Utahns pay among the lowest prices nationally for electricity. Utah Senator Mike Dmitrich of Price tells the Deseret Morning News if laws regulating carbon dioxide emissions are implemented, the state's electricity rates will skyrocket.

And although Huntsman has agreed to the overall reduction of greenhouse gases, he says that does not mean coal plants will become a relic of the past.

He also hasn't opposed the building of new coal-fired power plants.

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