Plan would allow US to boost auto mileage standards


By John Crawley WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - A proposal in Congress would give the Bush administration authority it seeks to amend fuel economy standards for compacts, sedans and other passenger cars to cut oil consumption, officials said on Friday. The legislation being drafted by the House Energy and Commerce Committee does not mandate specific mileage targets. Any changes also would not likely take effect for at least two years in order to give auto companies -- especially big ...

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