USA: House of Representatives votes against CAFE hike; critics say NHTSA proposal might hike vehicle weights and fuel consumption
The United States House of Representatives has rejected an attempt to drastically raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, voting down the so-called Boehlert/Markey amendment by a vote of 268 to 162. The amendment would have resulted in a combined car and truck CAFE standard of over 30 mpg by 2010.
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