WASHINGTON – BMW of North America LLC Chairman Tom Purves is calling for federal regulations to pre-empt state-led fuel economy requirements. “There should be only one national authority on fuel economy,” he says in a speech prior to the opening of the Washington Auto Show, alluding to recent legislation in California and followed in more than a half dozen other states that calls for limits on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. (See related story: Washington's State Senate Approves CARB ...

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