UPDATE 1-Bush seeks authority to raise car fuel standards


(Updates with NBC interview paragraphs 12-14) By Matt Spetalnick BILOXI, Miss., April 27 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush called for legislation on Thursday to allow a boost in fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, as he sought to soothe rising anxiety among Americans about higher oil costs. Bush proposed no specific figure for increasing mileage standards for cars for the first time in 16 years. But officials said they wanted broad changes in the long-standing method for ...

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