Markey Marks Time on Fuel Economy Standards
The Detroit Free Press reports Congress' strongest advocate of tougher corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards has thrown in the biodegradable towel. After meeting with House Leader Nancy Pelosi (friend of the UAW), Massachusetts Representative Edward Markey decided his 35 mpg by 2019 plan would slow down other bills the Democrats are trying to pass before the August recess. Markey now says he'll back the mileage increase passed by the Senate in June– which keeps the 35 mpg standard but extends the deadline to 2020. The debate in the House will resume in September, when Detroit Representative John Dingell will "address" fuel economy in his discussion of global warming.
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