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  • Tailpipe Emissions

    Not only do old cars pollute more than new ones, they pollute a lot more. According to a rule proposed by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair, fully “75 percent of vehicular pollution is caused by just 25 percent of the vehicle fleet" in the state. Those vehicles were built before 1995, meaning they didn't have to meet emissions standards anywhere as tight as current limits. The state has more than 3 million pre-1995 cars registered, some with failing emissions control systems, many owned by low-income drivers. Removing these "gross polluters" from the roads when they fail their...

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