U.S. energy bill skips raising fuel standards

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By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Republican leaders trying to finalize a broad energy bill skipped requiring a boost in federal mileage requirements for cars, vans and gas-guzzling sports utility vehicles. Instead, the lawmakers released draft language late on Tuesday that would order the Transportation Department to consider the impact on vehicle safety and autoworker jobs when deciding whether to raise fuel economy standards. Environmental groups argue that stronger ...

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