Administration Fleshes Out Fuel Efficiency Proposal

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Top administration officials on Tuesday added details to President Barack Obama's May proposal to accelerate the process of tightening vehicle fuel mileage standards in a move that drew immediate praise from such disparate groups as the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Sierra Club.

The proposed rules would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 950 million metric tons and save the average driver thousands of dollars in gasoline costs, according to the proposal, which follows up on the White House's stated goal of meeting a 35...
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