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Fuel Economy Debate
(2007-06-14)
(wgvu) - Detroit automakers face an uphill battle in
Washington when it comes to driving the fuel efficiency debate down
a different road.
Automakers vigorously oppose a plan being debated in the U-S
Senate that would require cars to average 35 miles per gallon by
2020.
But some Washington legislators feel Detroit automakers have for
too long been resistant to increasing standards.
U-S Senator Dianne Feinstein says Detroit has done nothing
during the past 20 years to increase vehicle fuel efficiency. The
California Democrat says the time has come for action.
The Senate plans to vote next week.
Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow oppose the
Senate plan.
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