GAO Says $1.4B Went To Duplicate Emissions Programs

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 6:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday urged three federal agencies to better coordinate their efforts to cut diesel emissions, after finding that the government spent more than $1.4 billion on sometimes overlapping emissions-reduction programs.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation, funded 14 separate loan and grant programs from 2007 to 2011 to reduce mobile-source diesel emissions and often failed to collaborate between agencies, even on programs meant to achieve similar goals, the GAO study found.

“Each of...
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