U.S. proposes change in vehicle fuel economy rules


By Michael Ellis DETROIT, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. rules that govern fuel economy may be in for the most sweeping changes in nearly 30 years as regulators on Monday proposed closing loopholes to force automakers to raise the gas mileage on sport utility vehicles and trucks. The proposed revisions to the fuel economy program, first adopted by Congress in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo, would impact the regulations on gas mileage of some of the most popular vehicles, including ...

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