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The Tribune has reported that Utah’s birthrate is now below replacement level

Great news everyone. The Tribune has reported that Utah’s birthrate is now below replacement level! We should celebrate this fact — slowing population growth will mean a better quality of life for all of us in this state. And don’t believe the hype of those mentioned in the article who worry about the effects of a lower birthrate on the economy. PER CAPITA wealth gains — the only metric that really matters — are almost inevitably going to increase, regardless of the birthrate.

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Letter: Clever, Cleaner Cars Needed in Utah

UPEC’s Andrew Schoenberg concludes that “the prediction of the Utah population doubling makes it even more important that most of us reduce our additions to air pollution and global warming gases by switching to fuel efficient vehicles such as EVs and PHEVs.”

In a recent letter to the Salt Lake Tribune, he writes:

“A recent Salt Lake Tribune editorial recommended that Utah join California in its efforts to require car manufacturers to meet or exceed the federal mandated corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. These require a 54 miles per gallon (mpg) average fuel efficiency for cars by 2025. The Trump administration wants all states including California to reduce the CAFE standards to a maximum of 37 mpg.”

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