House Passes Final Version Of Energy Bill

Law360, New York (December 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- After months of wrangling, the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved final passage of a major energy bill that will lift vehicle fuel economy standards for the first time since 1975 and change the way the United States uses power across the board.

The Energy Independence and Security Act, which passed in the House by a vote of 314-100, 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...
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