Old vehicle emissions: Fix them, don’t exempt them

The Transportation bill being debated in the VT legislature creates a program to help Vermonters who are low income repair cars’ emissions control systems, keeping pollution out of our air. Unfortunately, it also lets cars that fail emissions tests off the hook as long as they’re 15 years old or older, allowing them to pollute rather than requiring them to be fixed. We oppose that provision, and instead are asking the legislature to increase funding for the repair program the Senate is proposing, along with the electric and high-efficiency vehicle incentive programs. Check out the letter to legislators that VPIRG signed as part of the Transportation for Vermont coalition to learn more: