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CONGRESS-ENERGY
(2007-12-07)
(wgvu) - THE U.S. HOUSE HAS APPROVED THE FIRST INCREASE IN
FEDERAL AUTOMOBILE FUEL EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS IN THREE DECADES.
IT'S PART OF AN ENERGY BILL THAT ALSO REPEALS BILLIONS OF
DOLLARS OIL COMPANY TAX BREAKS AND ENCOURAGES USE OF RENEWABLE
FUELS.
THE BILL WOULD FORCE AUTOMAKERS TO INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY BY 40
PERCENT, TO AN INDUSTRY AVERAGE OF 35 MILES PER GALLON BY 2020.
SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI GARNERED ENOUGH SUPPORT TO ASSURE PASSAGE
OF THE BILL BY WORKING OUT A DEAL WITH MICHIGAN CONGRESSMAN JOHN
DINGELL.
THE BILL PASSED 235-181 BUT FACES A CERTAIN FILIBUSTER IN THE
SENATE AND A VETO THREAT FROM PRESIDENT BUSH.

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