The Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee today approved an amendment that will initiate a legislative study by the Joint State Government Commission on the environmental impact of eliminating the vehicle emissions program in Beaver County, among other counties.
Senate Resolution 168—a measure originally calling for a study of the environmental impact of eliminating the emissions program in Cambria County—was expanded to include Beaver County, among others, as a result of Senator Vogel’s amendment.
“For years I have introduced legislation curtailing the ineffective and costly vehicle emissions program in Beaver County,” said Senator Vogel. “It is my hope that this study will finally deliver the data proving, without a doubt, that the elimination of emissions testing in Beaver County will not negatively impact the environment, as some opponents of the measure currently contend.”
Senate Resolution 168 now goes before the full Senate for consideration.