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Gov. Herbert, Cache County Council meet over emissions testing

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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 1:15 am | Updated: 5:32 pm, Sun May 3, 2015.

Cache County officials on Wednesday night got a face-to-face meeting with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert regarding their concerns over the concept of vehicle emissions testing.

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  • CharlesAshurst posted at 11:54 am on Sun, Oct 7, 2012.

    CharlesAshurst Posts: 4088

    "a better way to do it"

    the man said.

    I wonder if we'll ever get to know what it is. Until that wonderful day comes, I can only guess what it usually tends to mean:

    Recite this incantation: "Sound stewardship. Sound stewardship. Sound stewardship."

    Now pick up your magic of the marketplace wand, wave it about with some verve and flair and proclaim: "Ipso facto anno domino sublime; this air is hereby now fine!!!!!!!!"

    Yess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Success.

    Air quality problem? What air quality problem? i don't see any air quality problem. The problem isn't with the air; it's with the Wellsvilles. It's all just part of the natural cycle, you see, that the Wellsvilles fade from view every so often. These things happen. Get over it.

    And so let's all just put this whole thing into its proper persective and get back to being the happy happy happy people we are.

    Gosh. Isn't great to have this family values moral responsibility kind of leadership?

  • Roots posted at 7:01 pm on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    Roots Posts: 4103


    As I read through the article, it appears to me that the emissions testing is more about control than reducing pollution, which is what I have always thought. The new proposed plan is still about hitting those who can least afford it, in a more diluted way. I continue to believe that the real pollution problem lies with the businesses around here who are allowed to pollute at will, with nary a protest. Animal farms may contribute, but can't see it as being as big a problem as spewing manufacturing waste into the open air.

  • stangfanz posted at 2:54 pm on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    stangfanz Posts: 2

    I like the idea of the sensors. Not all drivers in Cache Valley live in the state of Utah, "1-Fers" out of Franklin County Idaho drive on the roads in the valley but do not inspect cars and would not have to do emissions testing even if Cache adopted the program at a huge exspense. We can't stop the bad air at the State line and several residents drive to jobs on the south side of that border. The other part of the problem is "Bovine Emissions" what sensor can help with that, or testing those pollutants? Tax each cow? That adds to milk and beef prices?!?

  • LANman posted at 8:55 am on Thu, Oct 4, 2012.

    LANman Posts: 1

    I think a good alternative would be to consider the average age of vehicles that need emission adjustments. Whatever that average is, be it 5, 10, or 15 years old, require those vehicles to be tested for registration. Assuming they get the adjustments they need in order to get registered, we could then reduce the testing of older vehicles to every other year.


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