* US proposes standard for trucks for first time * Automakers pressed for extension of single standard * Environmental groups applaud step in wake of BP spill (Recasts, adds Obama remarks, background) WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama unveiled a U.S. government push on Friday to boost auto fuel economy for model-year 2017 passenger vehicles and beyond, and introduce a truck efficiency target for the first time. Obama's policy initiative, characterized by leading ...
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