Weld County mulls lawsuit over vehicle tests
GREELEY, Colorado – Weld County commissioners are considering filing a lawsuit challenging last month’s decision to expand vehicle emissions testing to part of northern Colorado.
Commissioner Sean Conway told the Greeley Tribune that a hearing last month wasn’t administered fairly and the hearing officer was a dairy farmer from Wellington who may have a conflict of interest.
Dairy farmer and hearing officer Jon Slutsky says there is no conflict and the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission takes steps to make fair and well-reasoned decisions. Conway says Slutsky’s dairy farm is excluded from testing, giving the appearance of a conflict.
The expansion affects parts of Weld and Larimer counties that officials say violated federal thresholds for ground-level ozone.
Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com