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"The taxes and fees on environment are insufficient and nonstandard to rein in the use of fossil fuel," said Chang, a research fellow with the law institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Without an effective tax system, pollution monitoring authorities tend to randomly charge "pollution fees", usually "a small amount" compared to the lucrative business of major polluters, said Chang.