by The Associated Press
Sunday, December 3, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Fairbanks' vehicle emissions program has ended after 25 years.
That means that vehicles in the Fairbanks North Star Borough no longer have to undergo inspections and emissions tests.
The borough adopted the program in 1985 as part of the municipality's effort to curb carbon monoxide emissions. However, carbon monoxide levels in Fairbanks have been in compliance with federal standards since 2000.
Chuck Machetta, chairman of the I/M and Air Pollution Control Commission, says it was always the plan to end the program once carbon monoxide levels improved.
The program ended Dec. 31.