CAFE Deal Clears Path For House Vote On Energy Bill

Law360, New York (December 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Democrats in Congress reached a historic truce late Friday when they agreed to a 40% increase in fuel economy standards, paving the way for a House vote this week on a hotly debated energy bill that, if signed into law, would mark the first increase in car fuel efficiency standards in the United States in 32 years.

Under the proposed legislation, auto makers will be required to improve fuel efficiency 40% by 2020, forcing them to achieve 35 miles per gallon on average, similar to a...
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