Monday, June 30, 2008
Can some one tell me again ... why do we need vehicle emissions testing in Kootenai County?
According to Men's Health magazine the Spokane region's airshed is among the highest quality airsheds in the nation. In the "greenest drivers" section of the magazine's analysis, the Spokane airshed ranked eighth overall and fourth cleanest airshed in terms of ozone occurrences. Check out this map of statistics. You can read how they analyzed the top 100 cities for clean automobiles in this article. In the "towns that breathe easy" section of the magazine (an overall air quality assessment), Spokane ranked 39th in the nation with a grade of B-. You can read that story here.
So why is the state trying to set an expensive and archaic vehicle emissions testing program in Kootenai County?