Hurricane leaders deny climate change

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HURRICANE, Utah (AP) -- City leaders in Hurricane have approved a resolution opposing any federal legislation governing heat-trapping emissions that would result in higher energy costs.

Utah gets about 79 percent of its electricity from coal burning.

Hurricane Mayor Tom Hirschi says he doesn't believe scientific evidence has demonstrated that human activities are raising global temperatures.

Hirschi calls cap-and-trade legislation a scare tactic.

City Councilman Dean McNeill says any federal mandate to discourage burning of fossil fuels will affect every household and business in Utah.

Hurricane owns its own power company and is a member of the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems.

Hurricane is about 10 miles northeast of St. George.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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