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Friday, April 18, 2008

Is Spokane (Somewhat) To Blame For Kootenai County Pollution?

Alternatives to vehicle emissions testing in Kootenai County are a possibility instead of implementing an emissions testing program, as recently-passed legislation called for. But, officials say they can't decide what those alternatives could be until determining just how much Spokane contributes to Kootenai County pollution.

Here's the Couer d'Alene Press'coverage of the story. You tell us, what's your suggestion? And how much do you believe Spokane pollutes its' Idaho neighbors?

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.