The U.S. Senate passes a comprehensive energy bill following late discussions Thursday. The controversial bill contains higher fuel economy standards generally opposed by the auto industry, but key lawmakers promise to continue fighting the stricter measures. The package calls for cars and trucks to meet a combined average of 35 mpg (6.7 L/100 km) by 2020. Auto makers and dealers have called the increase unrealistic and say it fails to account for consumer demand and marketplace ...
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