Growing concern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the value and fairness of state-run inspection/maintenance (I/M) vehicle emissions testing programs has kicked off an internal EPA review, with new directions to be announced by late summer. The EPA acknowledged in 1999 that the focus should be taken off the emissions testing process and instead put on "cleaning the air by whatever method makes the most sense." Greg Green, director of the EPA's Vehicle Certification ...

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