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Directly tax coal, to fund solar and wind

Coal remains the number one source of electricity in this country. In Utah, coal accounts for nearly 80% of the electricity produced in the state. Coal is a significant contributor to the notoriously bad air experienced in places such as Salt Lake County and Utah County, which are already susceptible to inversions.

Furthermore, coal often has high levels of mercury that contaminates our air and our water. This can impact the quality of our drinking water, as well as harming the wildlife that depend upon Utah's waterways. Some of those same birds and fish are also hunted and fished by local sportsmen, leading to mercury-contaminated fish and poultry ending up on Utahans' dinner plates.

If we want to clean up our water and our air, we need to start phasing out coal and other polluting sources of energy. The best way to do that is by directly taxing these sources of pollution, and then using those funds to make the investments into cleaner sources of energy like solar and wind.

Source: 2016 Utah Senate campaign website MistyKSnow.com , Aug 8, 2016

Opposes restricting domestic oil exploration and drilling.

Snow opposes the AFA survey question on oil drilling

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q18A on Nov 8, 2016

Supports developing wind and solar energy.

Snow supports the AFA survey question on alternatve energy

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q18B on Nov 8, 2016

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