The U.S. Senate rejects a proposed hike in fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles, citing fears of job loss, decreased vehicle safety and harming the economy. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-IL, aimed to raise corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for all vehicles, including SUVs and minivans, to 40 mpg (5.9L/100 km) by 2015. Currently, passenger cars must achieve 27.5 mpg (8.5L/100 km) and light trucks are required to meet a 20.5 mpg (11.5L/100 km) standard. ...
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