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Washington Tightens Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

The Obama administration has raised fuel economy standards for trucks in the United States in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels between now and 2027. The rules announced Tuesday cover heavy- and medium-duty vehicles including school buses, delivery vans, garbage trucks and large long-haul tractor trailers. Heavy vehicles represent just 5 percent of road traffic, but consume 20 percent of the motor fuel burned in the nation. Supporters of the...

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