U.S. Senate Democrats introduce a bill to delay an increase in corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards until 2015, two years more than the previous proposal for a 2013 deadline. The increase from 25 mpg (9L/100km) to 35 mpg (7L/100km) is part of a broader energy bill introduced by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on March 5 that also aims to cut U.S. petroleum use by 2 million barrels a day and reduce the U.S.’s dependence on imported foreign oil. Statistics show gasoline demand ...
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