The government last November froze plans for an
"eco-tax" on trucks after protests by farmers and truckers in
northwestern France, who clashed with police and torched dozens
of toll gates designed to collect the levy.
The government confirmed at the weekend that the levy would be
resurrected in a watered-down form.
Sapin told France Info radio on Monday that it would pull in
around 500 million euros ($679 million) a year in its new form,
down from the initially expected 800 million.
"There will be less money, we will find other sources .. We are
working on it, it could be motorway tolls, for example," the
Ouest France newspaper said at the weekend the levy was due to
come into force on Jan. 1, 2015.
(Reporting by Mark John; Editing by James Regan)
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