Environment Improving? Washington State Will End Emission Testing of Cars in 2020
In today‚Äôs age when everything that humans do puts more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which allegedly causes the Earth to get warmer, it‚Äôs highly unusual that any government would actually roll back an environmental law. But that‚Äôs exactly what‚Äôs happening in Washington State, where emission testing of vehicles is set to end at the end of 2019.
From the state‚Äôs Department of Ecology: ‚ÄúAfter 38 years, Washington‚Äôs emission check program will end on January 1, 2020. After this time, vehicle owners will no longer be required to have their vehicle‚Äôs emissions tested before renewing their registration.‚ÄĚ
While environmentalists and climate alarmists may scratch their heads at the decision, the state explains, ‚ÄúAir quality in Washington is much cleaner than when the program began in 1982, and every community in our state currently meets all federal air quality standards. The combination of the...
Later cars do a better job of emissions control, when they don't car companies get fined millions of dollars if they do fake emission tests.
So the folks in Washington State have been getting an improvement in air quality from their more modern cars. This test for individual cars is considered probably unnecessary by liberals and conservatives alike.