Lawmakers in Washington pass a House energy bill that would raise federal fuel-economy standards 40%, but supporters of the legislation express reservations over its worth and detractors give it little chance of becoming law. While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hails the legislation as a landmark for energy independence, Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) says he grudgingly voted for the bill. “It will come as no surprise to anyone in this body that I have some reservations – to put it mildly ...

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