Obama to Order Higher Fuel-Efficiency Targets for U.S. Trucks


  By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on Tuesday to develop higher standards for medium-sized and heavy trucks over the next two years, another step in his efforts to reduce oil consumption and carbon emissions blamed for global warming. Obama will travel to Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to make his announcement at a distribution center for Safeway grocery stores. The Obama administration requires automakers to nearly double ...


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