ANN ARBOR, MI – Auto makers will not be able to buy their way out of compliance with the emissions component of the new federal fuel-economy mandate, warns a senior Environmental Protection Agency official. Reminiscent of the European Union’s carbon dioxide mitigation standard, the EPA’s stand could serve as a wakeup call as year after year, OEMs have opted to pay fines instead of meeting corporate average fuel economy standards set by the National Highway Transportation Safety Admin. And ...

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