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EPA TO EASE TAILPIPE-EMISSIONS STANDARDS

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The Clinton administration, seeking to blunt a revolt in some states about new air pollution controls, has agreed to ease its requirements for more stringent and costly automobile tailpipe emissions testing.

EPA Administrator Carol Browner promised a group of governors that they would be given more flexibility in meeting the new vehicle testing regulations as long as the overall pollution reduction levels are met, agency officials said Friday.A requirement for more sophisticated testing of automobile tailpipe emissions has been controversial in a number of Northeast states where motorists have protested the increased cost and inconvenience. Other states also have sought more flexibility than the EPA previously had been willing to give.