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  • Congress had passed one major conservation bill in 1975, with the first fuel-economy standards for cars.

    The Good Fight

  • Congress had passed one major conservation bill in 1975, with the first fuel-economy standards for cars.

    The Good Fight

  • Congress had passed one major conservation bill in 1975, with the first fuel-economy standards for cars.

    The Good Fight

  • Proposed U.S. fuel-economy rules that initially would require greater improvements for smaller trucks and SUVs than bigger vehicles have some Asian auto makers crying foul.

    What's News—

  • The concession could indicate a step-back from early efforts to impose much stricter emission and fuel-economy rules.

    White House Offers Auto Makers Concession to Win Mileage Support

  • As the Obama administration pushes for a deal in the next few weeks with auto makers over fuel-economy standards that would roughly double existing mileage requirements, the treatment of large trucks is pitting Detroit auto makers against some of their Asian rivals.

    Asian Car Makers Cry Foul on Gas Rules

  • "This becomes a lot more politically divisive as they become much more specific in terms of the footprint of the vehicle," determining fuel-economy standards, said Michael Robinet , vice president of global vehicle forecasts for researcher IHS Automotive.

    Asian Car Makers Cry Foul on Gas Rules

  • Historically, U.S. fuel-economy requirements, while intended to push auto makers to build more fuel-efficient cars, instead helped spawn the SUV craze of the 1990s as U.S. auto makers pushed more of their fleets into the "light truck" category where rules were more lenient.

    Asian Car Makers Cry Foul on Gas Rules

  • The Obama administration has sought to respond to consumer anxiety over volatile oil prices by adopting stricter emissions and fuel-economy rules.

    White House Offers Auto Makers Concession to Win Mileage Support

  • Federal regulators are looking to give more leeway to larger trucks because they feel those vehicles required greater improvements than their smaller counterparts in the last round of changes to fuel-economy regulations, two people familiar with the administration's thinking said.

    Asian Car Makers Cry Foul on Gas Rules

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