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Resource ID: #18432
Subject: Pollution
Source: New Times (Los Angeles)
Date: February 5-11


New Times investigates the government smog fighting program, which attempts to clean the air by junking old cars. The story finds that the program is "an ineffective farce." The reporter quotes a top inspector for Southern California's smog-fighting agency, who says the project is mostly "a car-disposal program for people who have many cars, not an emissions reduction program." People who bring their cars to scrap yards, often use the newfound cash to fix other cars they have, or they come back and buy cheap parts of the car they have just turned in. "Meanwhile, industrial polluters are able to dodge any serious smog controls," The publication reports.

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