Hillyard says EPA not the enemy in emissions testing

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> A lot of people in Utah resent the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming it controls their lives. Republican State Senator Lyle Hillyard, however, said the EPA in Utah allows the state to set its own standards on such things as dealing with air pollution – as long as they follow the law.

Hillyard said Friday that new lawmaker Dr. Ed Redd co-sponsored a bill with Hillyard that does just that. Hillyard said Cache County’s inversion problems are different than other parts of the state and the public should do more to help.

“We can’t just be ignoring it and driving our cars whenever and wherever we want without being more careful that we use our cars prudently, and we use other things prudently as well,” Hillyard said. “That we do whatever we can to cut down the pollution.”

The county recently approved an emission testing control program, and Hillyard said the Legislature accepted the plan submitted by county officials.

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