SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A Utah congressman will lead a new climate initiative in Washington.
Utah Rep. John Curtis will act as chairman for the Conservative Climate Caucus and will lead 50 other house Republicans.
His office said the focus of the caucus is to educate other GOP members about climate change. The group includes representatives from every committee with jurisdiction over climate policy. In an email from Curtis’s office, the group said their goal is to reduce emissions through innovation, without hurting the economy.
One of the organizations involved is Clearpath, a D.C.—based non-profit that specializes in conservative clean energy.
Rich Powell, the organization's executive director, said conservatives have real solutions for climate, “ones that are technologically realistic, economically feasible and politically sustainable."
Caucus Republicans say they are excited to get to work.
While Curtis will chair the group, Utah’s three other representatives will participate as members of the caucus.