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Auto lobby bracing for higher fuel standards.

WASHINGTON -- Major automakers believe stricter fuel economy standards for passenger cars are inevitable, but they want the Transportation Department - not Congress - to set the goal, the industry's lead U.S. trade group said on Friday. "There will be an increase in fuel standards, but it needs to be through a process that relies on data in a balanced system," Dave McCurdy, president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, told Reuters in an interview.

Auto lobby bracing for higher fuel standards.
xcel, Feb 24, 2007
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