Lemon: Cache County air actually cleaner than it used to be

Cache County has been receiving some pressure to help improve air pollution problems by implementing an emissions testing program. County Executive Lynn Lemon says the county is part of a work group within the state trying to come up with control strategies and that group feels it wouldn’t be a solution right now. Lemon says some time ago Cache County was ready to go with emissions testing when the EPA told the Bear River Health Department there was no need.”And with the technology, we’ve actually got our pm2.5 count in general…down from an average of about 12 to an average of about 9,” Lemon says. “With newer cars we are getting cleaner air. The air is cleaner than it used to be and technology will keep improving that.”Lemon says he feels the county should continue to work with the state and then come up with an intelligent decision that doesn’t create an undue burden on citizens.

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