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Pared-Down Energy Bill Garners Mixed Response

Law360 (December 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The energy bill passed Thursday by the U.S. Senate, which provides for a 40% increase in fuel economy standards but falls short of providing billions in tax breaks to fund renewable energy, continues to stir debate over whether the measure is strong enough.

The Energy Independence and Security Act, which was greenlighted by a vote of 86-8, aims to reduce the amount of fuel consumed by cars and trucks by pushing efficiency standards up to 35 miles per gallon over the next 13 years. Currently, auto...
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