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Emissions testing program official for Cache County drivers

Hoped-for sticker program shut down by state

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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:00 am | Updated: 8:14 am, Mon May 4, 2015.

A mandatory emissions testing program — not Cache County’s preferred sticker-based program — is included in the final version of the state implementation plan for the area.

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16 comments:

  • people's court posted at 9:07 am on Fri, Dec 14, 2012.

    people's court Posts: 872

    why not just look beyond the first step and move toward something which works? Why waste TIME and money on something with such little overall impact?

    I do blame people like you for polluting exemptions. Your blanket emissions support does not allow proper public feedback to the EPA. If people like you would join ranks, we could actually put together something, which makes sense - a change for the better instead of mocking those who attempt to create a solution with words like Mickey Mouse. You are enabling inefficiency. As I said - you have supported this crap from day one, moreover, yes I am going to call you out when this does not work. You have absolutely laid claim to this as the solution to our pollution problems in CV. If you are confused - please re-read your posts. Tin-foil hat is coming. 364 days left on your high horse.

    PS – you’ll notice most against emissions are FOR CLEANER AIR. So our end goals are the same. To go about solving the problem YOUR way (EPA recommendation) will not work. Good luck with the, “I told you so”, comments.

     
  • Homo Sapien posted at 9:04 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Homo Sapien Posts: 1254

    PC-

    FACT: Auto emmissions testing programs do reduce pollutants in the air. No one has ever disputed this. How much is eliminated is disputed, but most figures are between 5% and 20%,

    Emmissions testing is not a silver bullet to our air problems. No one has ever claimed that. But, it is the first and obvious step in that direction. I for one hope, we have the vision to do much more.

    As for diesels not being included in the program, don't go blaming people like myself there buddy. That isn't my idea. My idea would be: to ban diesels for public use in this valley, end of story. They are loud, annoying, unneccesary vehicles, which give guys with little dicks a compensating feeling.

     
  • Homo Sapien posted at 8:58 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Homo Sapien Posts: 1254

    So, Mike; 25 dollars every two years, and 15 minutes of your time every two years; is too great of a cost to you to reduce the pollution in our air. You poor little, fella...............

     
  • Homo Sapien posted at 8:55 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Homo Sapien Posts: 1254

    Jeez, Roots; I hope you are now dancing around your home, wearing proudly, a nicely shaped, and rather large tinfoil hat. You are deserving of a very fanciful hat, indeed.

     
  • Roots posted at 8:44 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Roots Posts: 4168

    As usual, the real problems are not being addressed. Instead we have a so called 'fear' of what the EPA will do to us, if we don't follow their regimen. At what point do we stand up, in unison, and say 'enough, already'.

    For anyone interested, go to youtube to hear speeches delivered by Russia's President Putin discuss how tired they, and other countries have become with the U.S. idea of democracy; while pushing aggression and war onto smaller countries for their own gain. I fear things are coming to a head in the near future. Our silence, as a country, provides ammunition for complicity. China has also made some pretty definite statements about U.S. aggression. You will have to seek it out for yourselves. It is there.

     
  • people's court posted at 4:07 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    people's court Posts: 872

    H0M0 - i look forward to your heartfelt apology when you see next year the air quality has not improved and we've all spent tons of cash on a feel good program. I'll certainly keep my tin-foil hat so you can wear it proudly. Most of us have the ability to look past the program at the data and results which are collected around the United States of America and clearly show emission programs do not work. I guess you would call that cartoon network science we call it science based on data. We will all laugh as you gulp down your throat real science and real data. Good luck on your high horse it will only last 365 days.

    PS - keep in mind the greatest polluters on the road are exempt from the emissions program. Another exception to the rule you call science. Even a fictitious character like Mickey Mouse can see a BS program.
    Push head in sand – it helps to exfoliate.

     
  • posted at 3:43 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Posts:

    I don't think many are convinced that this will improve anything.

     
  • Homo Sapien posted at 3:24 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Homo Sapien Posts: 1254

    And, the tinfoil hat wearing club rubs their bellies, and moan at having to lift one of their lazy, self serving fingers; to make society a better place. I must say I am thoroughly enjoying this. And, I will enjoy it even more, when the plan is implemented. Everyone have a great day!

     
  • posted at 1:26 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Posts:

    jimbo, I agree that this is annoying and unproductive. Once a year, you will have to pay a few bucks and spend an hour letting someone check your car. I'm frustrated too. But gestapo? You may want to save that one for a more important issue.

     
  • JoDeemyers posted at 1:20 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    JoDeemyers Posts: 1370

    Not with the costs involved it doesn't, there are very few clunker on the road now and after spending months and tens of thousands of dollars setting this up there is going to be even less, and a couple of years after that...

    Once this is setup and running it won't be going away, this will be just another tax without any returns foisted on the citizens that we will have to live with for the rest of our lives.

     
  • pullmyfinger posted at 1:12 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    pullmyfinger Posts: 34

    Said the pastor of the Church of One-Size-Fits-All

     
  • Homo Sapien posted at 12:04 pm on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Homo Sapien Posts: 1254

    Yep Jimbo, soon the clunkers driving around town, polluting our air will either get fixed, or get off the road. Sounds pretty nice doesn't it :)

     
  • jimbo posted at 10:37 am on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    jimbo Posts: 100

    A typical government bureaucracy (or is gestapo a more accurate term?), where the local council is so afraid of the DAQ and EPA and the sanctions and restrictions they could impose on us that we just accept their emissions testing. It doesn't matter if it will be effective or not, the DAQ just needs the money to somehow justify their bloated department and salaries. And it matters not that we may average five or six red air days compared to 360 clean air days.

    Time to open our wallets for another ineffective mandated government program.

     
  • Eudora posted at 9:50 am on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Eudora Posts: 351

    Like most government bureaucracies, they're not interested in solving a problem. Rather, in the interest of sustaining their own existence, they're interested in working on a problem.

     
  • Homo Sapien posted at 9:40 am on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    Homo Sapien Posts: 1254

    Wow, talk about a shocker!!!!! I really thought the Mickey Mouse plan put forth by the Mickey Mouse Club at the County would have carried more weight in the consideration phase. I guess Goofy(Lynn Lemon) and company's plan was considered inept? Someone please call Walt Disney, and tell them to send the County their set(s) of Mickey Mouse ears which they can proudly wear around town.

    In seriousness though.......................THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • PeterBrunson posted at 8:12 am on Thu, Dec 13, 2012.

    PeterBrunson Posts: 5872

    The good news is we now have a program that can be measured for success.

    Perhaps we will discover is the program does not result in better air as discovered in so many other places.

    It is correct to point out Mr. Lemon has it right.

    “I’m just disappointed that they’re not more interested in clean air — that they’re more interested in bureaucracy and regulation,”

     

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