Senators Battle Over Fuel Economy Increases

Law360, New York (June 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Policymakers allied with the auto industry proposed an amendment Thursday that would weaken the strict fuel economy standards originally included in this year's energy bill.

As it stands now, the Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007 would increase fuel economy standards for cars and trucks to 35 miles per gallon by 2020, with 4% annual increases for the following ten years.

The amendment, on the other hand, which was penned by Sens. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.), would mandate fuel economy standards...
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