The House Energy and Commerce Committee reportedly pushes through major components of a House energy package, while cutting out of the plan a proposal that would have required U.S. auto makers to hike corporate average fuel economy standards of passenger cars by 2014 to 33 mpg (7 L/100 km) from 27.5 mpg (8.5 L/100 km). The 57-member congressional committee voted down the CAFE increase by a 36 to 10 margin, a Reuters report says. The action was proposed by Democrat Edward Markey of ...

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