Fairbanks' vehicle pollution control program ends

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, January 3, 2010:

An unpopular government program aimed at diminishing toxic vehicle emissions ended on Dec. 31, 2009, after 25 years.

No longer must vehicles in the Fairbanks North Star Borough undergo inspections and emissions tests at a biennial cost to the owner of up to $125. And that was for clean-running vehicles. Motorists whose vehicles failed the tests often had to pay for repairs.

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