As a physician, Dr. Ed Redd has been concerned about Cache County’s winter inversions and about the harmful effects they could cause to people’s health. Now that he is an elected Utah State lawmaker, Redd is doing what he can to help.
Redd, R-District 4, has filed a bill that would help Cache County implement a vehicle emissions and maintenance program which he believes is a small but important part of the solution.
“It’s something that we all can do to try and reduce how much emissions our vehicles emit, especially older cars,” Redd says. “Older cars put out more emissions than newer cars do.
“If doing emissions inspections will help us maintain our vehicles and keep them running cleaner, then that’s something we should probably support and go forward with.”
State Senator Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, has agreed to be the sponsor of the bill in the Senate. The Cache County Council is actually required by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Utah to implement a vehicle emission inspection and maintenance program. The county has delayed officially voting on and implementing an emissions testing program until the legislature finalizes its bills.