Bush sets modest rise in SUV fuel standards


WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - The Bush administration plans to raise the fuel-economy standards for light trucks and sport utility vehicles to 24 miles per gallon by 2011, the White House said on Wednesday. The current light truck standard was last updated three years ago and required 22.5 miles per gallon for the current model year. "The new cafe standards will average 24 miles per gallon in model 2011," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters. McClellan said that for ...

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