UPDATE 2-US lawmakers reject higher fuel standard for SUVs

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(Adds comment from Alliance to Save Energy, paragraphs 9, 10) By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - A Senate committee on Tuesday rejected a proposal to make trucks and gas-guzzling SUVs meet the same federal gasoline mileage standard as passenger cars. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California offered the proposal as an amendment 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 ...

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