Are you willing to pay higher auto emission testing fees and wait in longer lines to help the environment?


July 29, 1992

* Kelli Gregory, 25, of Ellicott City, receptionist for Columbia Association:

No. I think the money could go toward [restoring school budgecuts]. No, there are better things we can be using that money for. I think that should be done by the state. They've raised auto taxes, licenses, gas, and now this. It's going to be totally 'N impossible to drive.

* Teresa Carey, 32, of Columbia, housewife:

Sure, I would because I don't think the cost right now iexorbitant. And I don't feel the lines right now are long -- if you don't go at the end of the month. Valerie Anderson, 24, of Baltimore, works for Allstate claims office in Columbia:

No. I don't feel they should be more. I think the lines are lonenough, and we shouldn't pay higher fees.

Roslyn Loiter, 50, of Columbia, travel agent for Compass Travel of Columbia:

I agree. I think anything we can do to help the environment iworth it, as long as it's not an outrageous price for someone who is on a fixed budget or poor. They're likely to drive older cars that would be most likely offenders. They wouldn't meet the EPA standards. Every two years would be reasonable to do a complex test.

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