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EPA Budget Plan Could Require Four-Fold Fee Increase On Automakers

May 12, 2017
Trump administration plans to slash funds for EPA's vehicle and fuel programs in fiscal year 2018 would not only undercut the agency's Ann Arbor, MI, testing lab but could “decimate” EPA's broader transportation office, prevent it from complying with statutory obligations and require a potentially unlawful quadrupling of current fees imposed on automakers to compensate, according to a forthcoming analysis. “[T]he consequences if the proposed budget and staffing cuts were to be carried out . . . would effectively be...

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