Protecting the environment is good for the economy

Posted on September 26, 2011

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The Utah Foundation recently released its first biennial Quality of Life Index, based on a rigorously designed survey of what a representative cross-section of Utahns consider most important to their well-being. Environmental quality was near the top of the list.   Robert Adler of the University of Utah in a Salt Lake Tribune op-ed wrote last week that, “The foundation’s findings also question the myth that environmental quality and jobs are antithetical values. In fact, the survey shows that Utahns value both a sound economy and a healthy environment as fundamental, co-equal requirements of their quality of life.”representative cross-section of Utahns consider most important to their well-being. Environmental quality was near the top of the list.  Why in Utah, then, is the depiction “Environmentalist”  a pejorative? . . . more>>

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