Originally Posted by RedCreeper
good thing you dont live in Weld county. darn rookies.....
"The Enhanced Vehicle Emissions testing program expanded from the Denver area to parts of Larimer and Weld Counties
in late 2010, to control ground-level ozone. The Air Pollution Control Division made the following presentation during the public hearing that provides the regulatory and scientific basis for expanding the program to the north Front Range.
Why is the emissions program coming back now? As a single geographic "basin," the entire Northern Front Range and Denver area suffers from elevated levels of ground-level ozone air pollution. Ozone is a respiratory health hazard, formed in the atmosphere by emissions from vehicles, industry and oil and gas production. These emissions and the ozone they form are transported widely across this geographic area. Industry and the oil and gas businesses have made significant investments in emissions controls in recent years. This vehicle emissions testing program has been in place in the Denver area since 1995. Now it is time for individual vehicles in Larimer and Weld counties to contribute to emissions reductions