US Senate compromises on 35 mpg fuel standard by 2020


WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate reached an agreement on Thursday to set a stricter average automobile fuel efficiency standard of 35 miles per gallon by 2020, two Senate sources familiar with the legislation said. The compromise was expected to be announced by key senators later in the day, the sources said. The legislation will be offered as an amendment to a broad energy bill now before the Senate.

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