UPDATE 1-US lamakers reject higher fuel standard for SUVs

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By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - A week after U.S. crude oil imports hit a record high, a Senate committee on Tuesday rejected a proposal to make trucks and SUVs meet the more stringent federal mileage requirement for passenger cars. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California offered the proposal to an energy bill being debated by the Senate Energy Committee. She said the higher fuel standard would have reduced U.S. oil imports by 1 million barrels a day, equal to 10 ...

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